Posted: Aug 28, 2013 Expiration: Aug 28, 2013

Travel Information for March on Washington Anniversary - Wed. Aug. 28


Wednesday, August 28

General Information

  • Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight (normal hours).
  • Trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule throughout the day.  

Getting There

For the Assembly Location at 600 New Jersey Ave NW, take Metrorail to:

  • Union Station Red
  • Judiciary Square Red

For the National Mall, take Metrorail to:

  • Foggy Bottom   
  • Farragut West   
  • Farragut North  Red
  • Archives  

IMPORTANT:  Arlington Cemetery is not a recommended station. Memorial Bridge will be closed to pedestrian traffic by US Park Police.

Smithsonian and Federal Triangle stations are not recommended due to the potential for crowding.

Download the Official Metro Rider Guide for the Event (pdf)

For more information:

Plan Your Trip  |  How to  Ride Metro  |  Fares   |  Getting to Metro from Airports  |  Parking

Visit the Event Website

Prohibited Items

Due to security restrictions, the following items will not be permitted at the National Mall event:

  • Aerosols
  • Ammunition
  • Animals other than helper/guide dogs
  • Backpacks
  • Bags and signs exceeding size restrictions (8″x6″x4″)
  • Bicycles
  • Balloons
  • Coolers
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Glass or thermal containers
  • Laser pointers
  • Mace / Pepper spray
  • Packages
  • Structures
  • Supports for signs and placards
  • Weapons of any kind

Travel Tips

  • Metro may experience high ridership as a result of events on the National Mall. Please plan accordingly.
  • Each passenger must have a SmarTrip® card or paper farecard to enter and exit the Metrorail system. To avoid lines, buy a card in advance for each member of your group. Be sure the card is loaded with enough value for both directions of travel (a complete round trip). A $1-per-trip surcharge applies when using a paper farecard.
  • For maximum convenience, buy a $14 One Day Pass, which allows unlimited Metrorail travel on the day it is used. You can buy a One Day Pass at any Metrorail station.
  • Your safety is important to us. Always stand back from the platform edge. Do not hold train doors (they do not reopen like elevator doors). Don’t take strollers on escalators. Take small children by the hand while riding the system.
  • If you see any unattended items or suspicious activity, notify Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121.
  • Parking fees will be charged at all Metro-owned lots and garages. You will need to pay the parking fee using value on a SmarTrip® card or with a credit card. Cash is not accepted.
  • For safety reasons, charter/tour buses are prohibited from entering Metrorail stations at any time. Charter/tour bus operators should follow instructions available on the event website.


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