Greenbelt Platform Wayfinding to WMATA HQ Using Elevators

Lower Level to WMATA HQ

From:
L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station
 
To:

WMATA Headquarters - 300 7th Street, SW

Elevator Path
 
  • If arriving on the Green/Yellow line in the Greenbelt direction
  • Train Doors Open on the right
  • Uses the Maryland Ave and 7th elevator exit
 

Directions Back To L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station

1.

Turn to the left and head to the end of the platform for the elevator to the mezzanine level.

A picture of the Greenbelt side of the Upper Level platform. The train tracks are on the left and there is a half wall on the right. There is an escalator in the central background of the picture.
2.

At the end of the platform, the elevator doors are on the right.

A picture of the elevator alcove on the Greenbelt side of the platform. The tracks are on the left of the picture and the station wall is on the right. The elevator is in the right corner in the background.
3.

When exiting the elevator, walk forward until you come to the railing. Turn left and follow the railing that will direct you to the faregates

A picture of the path from the elevator on the Greenbelt side of the platform as it exits on the mezzanine level. There are concrete walls on the left and right with a fenced exit in the background. Standing at the fence are construction workers. A picture of the guide rails to the faregates. The faregates are in the background. To the right is the railing and to the left is a half wall with railing on top of it.
4.

The ADA accessible faregate is closest to the station manager's kiosk. Turn right and go past the station manager's kiosk before immediately turning right and using the faregate

A picture of the walkway past the station manager's kiosk to the ADA faregate. In the background and to the right the station manager's kiosk has a yellow wet floor cone in front of it and to the left there is a man walking away from the camera. A picture of the faregates at the exit that leads to the street elevator for 7th Street and Maryland Avenue. The ADA faregate is furthest to the right in this picture.
5.

Once through the faregate, go about 60 ft so that you are past the railing that guided you towards the faregates

A picture of the mezzanine after the faregates. The guide rail on the left will lead to the correct path and then will end.
6.

Turn left and you will be facing the elevator that will take you to the street level. Proceed to the end of the elevator alcove (about 60 ft) where you can call the elevator

A picture of the path to the elevator that goes to street level. The picture shows the elevator is set into the rest of the station wall.
7.

From the Metro street elevator, turn to the left and go about 100 ft to the intersection of 7th and Maryland. There will be a pedestrian call signal at the streetlight on the corner

A picture of the sidewalk looking left from the station elevator. The street is on the right and the picture shows a slight incline to the intersection of 7th Street and Maryland Avenue.
8.

Turn to the right and cross 7th Street when it is safe to do so. 7th St is about 80 ft wide

A picture of the crosswalk across 7th Street. In the distance there is the canopy for the escalator entrance to the station.
9.

When finished crossing, turn right and proceed. About 180 ft later you will pass under a bridge

A picture of the sidewalk down 7th Street. There is landscaping on both sides of the sidewalk, and the street is further off to the right. The end of a bus shelter is also visible to the right, before some landscaping.
10.

Once finished passing the bridge, you will cross Virginia Avenue. This intersection does not have a traffic light, but there is a stop sign for vehicles traveling on Virginia Avenue from the left. Virginia Avenue is about 60 ft wide

The picture shows a crosswalk across Virginia Avenue. After the crosswalk, there is a building to the left. 7th Street is also shown in the picture, to the right, as Virginia Avenue ends at the intersection.
11.

After crossing Virginia Ave, it is about 210 ft to reach the intersection of D and 7th

A picture of the sidewalk along 7th Street. The WMATA HQ building is on the left and 7th Street is on the right. There is landscaping in the right of the picture.
12.

Turn to the left and proceed approximately 65 ft to reach the entrance of WMATA HQ

A picture of the entrance to the WMATA Headquarters building. There are bollards in the foreground of the picture and the entrance is in the background.

Directions Back To L'Enfant Plaza Metro Station