Waterfront station (Washington Metro)

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Waterfront Green Line
Waterfront-SEU Station.jpg
Location 399 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Owned by WMATA
Line(s) Green Line Green Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 74, A9, P6, V1, W9
Bus transport MTA Maryland Commuter Bus
Bus transport OmniRide Commuter
Structure type Underground
Bicycle facilities 10 racks, 12 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code F04
Opened December 28, 1991; 25 years ago (December 28, 1991)
Previous names Waterfront (1991–1997)
Waterfront–SEU (1997–2011)
Passengers (2016) 4,025 daily [1]Decrease 3.71%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Green Line
toward Greenbelt

Waterfront is a Washington Metro station in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on December 28, 1991, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).


Waterfront is located in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood at the intersection of 4th and M Streets SW.

Notable places nearby[edit]


Much of the physical construction of the station was complete by 1980,[2] and its opening was initially to occur in 1983.[3] However, due to litigation surrounding where the line would terminate in Prince George's County, planning and construction of the Green Line halted in 1981 and would not resume until 1985.[4] The station opened on December 28, 1991, and coincided with the completion of approximately 2.88 miles (4.63 km) of rail southeast of the L'Enfant Plaza station and the opening of the Anacostia and Navy Yard – Ballpark stations.[5]

Name changes[edit]

The station was renamed Waterfront–SEU in 1997, referring to the nearby Southeastern University. Southeastern University closed in 2009, and the station reverted to the "Waterfront" name on November 3, 2011.[6]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Northbound Green Line Green Line toward Greenbelt (L'Enfant Plaza)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Green Line Green Line toward Branch Avenue (Navy Yard – Ballpark)



  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (December 13, 1980), "Metro board agrees to make Green Line a top priority", The Washington Post, p. B1 
  3. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (November 19, 1978), "Metro completion expected in 10 years", The Washington Post, p. B10 
  4. ^ McQueen, Michel (March 17, 1982), "Judge blocks Metro route; Rosecroft shift", The Washington Post, p. C1 
  5. ^ Tousignant, Marylou (December 29, 1991), "After feuds, amid fanfare, Metro rolls into Anacostia", The Washington Post, p. B1 
  6. ^ "Station names updated for new map" (Press release). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2011-11-03. Archived from the original on 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Waterfront (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°52′35″N 77°01′02″W / 38.876484°N 77.017186°W / 38.876484; -77.017186