Orange/Blue/Silver Line Platform Wayfinding to WMATA HQ Using Elevators
Lower Level to WMATA HQ
WMATA Headquarters - 300 7th Street, SW
- If arriving on the Orange, Blue, Silver Lines
- Train Doors Open on the left
- Uses the Maryland Ave and 7th elevator exit
There is one elevator that will take you to the upper-level platform. The elevator is located towards the escalators that lead to the Branch Avenue/Huntington Platform. For passengers on trains that will continue to Franconia-Springfield, Vienna, and Ashburn, the elevator will be towards the front of the train. For passengers on trains that will continue to Downtown Largo and New Carrollton, the elevator will be towards the back of the train.
Ride the elevator to the upper platform. Then, exit the elevator. Elevator doors will be open facing the station manager's kiosk for the "L'Enfant Plaza" exit. Make a wide U Turn to the right when exiting the elevator
After completing the wide U Turn, there will be a wall to follow on your left. Proceed when you have reached the wall for guidance. The wall will end to allow space for the boarding platform for Green and Yellow Lines to Branch Avenue and Huntington. (in approximately 160 ft, while heading this way the Dark Astronaut should be visible on the opposite side of the station)
Turn to the left and head to the end of the platform for the elevator to the mezzanine level. This will be about 460 ft.
At the end of the platform, the elevator doors are on the left.
When exiting the elevator, walk forward until you come to the railing in about 25 ft. Turn right and follow the railing that will direct you to the faregates
The ADA accessible faregate is closest to the station manager's kiosk. Turn left and go about 20 ft to reach the faregate
Once through the faregate, go about 60 ft so that you are past the railing that guided you towards the faregates
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
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
Turn to the right and cross 7th Street when it is safe to do so. 7th St is about 80 ft wide
When finished crossing, turn right and proceed. About 180 ft later you will pass under a bridge
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
After crossing Virginia Ave, it is about 210 ft to reach the intersection of D and 7th
Turn to the left and proceed approximately 65 ft to reach the entrance of WMATA HQ