Federal Triangle Metrorail station closed until this evening
Blue/Orange Line station to reopen after the inaugural parade
The Federal Triangle Metrorail station closed at 11:30 a.m. due to crowding on the National Mall.
The Blue and Orange line station was closed at the request of local police and will remain closed until the end of the Inaugural Parade around 6:30 p.m.
Riders can use Metro Center at G and 11 Streets and Gallery Place at F and 7th streets or, McPherson Square at Vermont Avenue and 14th Street and L’Enfant Plaza at D and 7th or 9th streets as the closest rail alternatives.
Bus route alternatives are 80 and X2 near Metro Center 70 at Gallery Place, 7A-X, 28 F-G, V8, P19, W19, A9, 97 near L’Enfant Plaza and the A42, 46, 48, 92 and 93 near Federal Center Southwest.
There have been extremely crowded conditions throughout the rail system and especially at stations near the National Mall. People planning to take Metro are urged to not immediately enter stations after the inaugural swearing-in ceremony and parade. Metro also advises if crowds are extremely large at rail station entrances, walk to another rail station or board a Metrobus.
News release issued at 12:03 pm, January 20, 2009.