Federal Center SW

On July 12, 2021, Metro will begin a major capital project replacing the three entrance escalators at the Federal Center SW Station.

For more information, read details here.

SW, Washington, DC

  • orange Line
  • silver Line
  • blue Line

Directions to/from the station


  • Daily:
    • None
  • Metered Spaces:
    • None
  • Reserved Parking:
    • None


  • None
  • Bikesharing: Yes

Bus Maps:


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Platforms at this station

There are 2 platforms at this station:
O Line B Line

The orange, blue are center platforms.

Learn more about center-platforms for accessibility

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Station Vicinity Maps

Station Notes

Located in the Southwest quadrant of the District, this station is near the National Air & Space Museum, Botanical Gardens and several government buildings.


Use the 360° interactive virtual tour to navigate the interior of the station. image for help


  •   wheelchair image showing this entrance is accessible

Train Levels

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StationView Information

StationView is a virtual tour captured after hours and does not reflect the real-time environment as escalators or elevators may be temporarily out of service. For current closures and outages, see Station Status.

Click on the white arrows to navigate the tour or skip to a level.

  • ST - Street level
  • MZ - Mezzanine
  • UL - Upper Level
  • LL - Lower Level

Note: Using StationView on a mobile device may incur data usage charges.

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Station Times

Station will open 10 minutes before the first train arrives.

Rail Lines Mon-Fri    Sat   Sun
Blue Line Franconia-Springfield 5:18 AM 7:18 AM 7:18 AM
Silver Line Largo Town Center 5:48 AM -- --
Blue Line Largo Town Center 5:44 AM -- --
Blue Line Stadium-Armory -- 7:44 AM 7:44 AM
Orange Line Stadium-Armory 5:38 AM -- --
Silver Line Stadium-Armory -- 7:58 AM 7:58 AM
Orange Line Vienna/Fairfax-GMU 5:20 AM -- --
Silver Line Wiehle-Reston East 5:26 AM 7:22 AM 7:22 AM
Rail Lines Mon-Thu   Fri    Sat   Sun
Blue Line Franconia-Springfield 11:52 PM
12:52 AM
12:32 AM
11:32 PM
Silver Line Largo Town Center 11:52 PM
12:52 AM
Blue Line Largo Town Center 12:12 AM
1:12 AM
Blue Line Stadium-Armory --
1:12 AM
12:12 AM
Orange Line Stadium-Armory 11:57 PM
12:57 AM
Silver Line Stadium-Armory --
1:08 AM
12:08 AM
Orange Line Vienna/Fairfax-GMU 11:58 PM
12:58 AM
Silver Line Wiehle-Reston East 11:50 PM
12:50 AM
12:58 AM
11:58 PM