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630 H Street NW, Washington DC 20001
Metro Lines: Green, Yellow and Red Lines.
Metro Schedule: Opens at 5:12 A.M. (M-F).
Metro Elevator: There are three street elevators at:
1) 7th and F Street/Arena Entrance
2) 7th and H Street/Chinatown Entrance
3) 9th and G Street Entrance
Bike Parking: None.
Metro Parking: None.
Metro Entrances: The station has 3 exits/entrances at:
7th and G Street / Arena
7th and H Street / Chinatown
9th and G Street
The Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station is located in Downtown DC serving the neighborhoods of Chinatown and Penn Quarter. The station opened on December 15, 1976 and serves the Green, Yellow and Red Lines. The metro station is only one stop away from Metro Center (11th and G Streets), which services the Orange and Blue Lines.
In the past, the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station was named "Gallery Place" for its proximity to the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 1986, "Chinatown" was added to the station name to honor the Chinese residents living in the area.
The Metro station is conveniently located next to the Verizon Center, home to NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, and the Georgetown Hoyas Men’s Basketball team. The metro station is also next to Gallery Place, which includes numerous retail stores, Lucky Strike Bowling, and Regal Cinema Stadium 14 which brings the big screen to visitors with stadium-style seating.
Although the Metro station is safe, a major problem is the number of rude teenagers who make the entrance of Gallery Place-Chinatown station their chillout spot during the summer. Several fights have been reported on and around the station.
First and Last Trains
First Trains: Trains leave exactly 2 hours later on Saturdays and Sundays.
Last Trains: Trains leave exactly 3 hours later on Friday and Saturday nights.
Yellow line train from Huntington - 11:57 PM
The Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station is served by 3 trains (red, green and yellow). Each train goes in two directions named for the last stop on the line. There are 2 side platforms (upper level) and 1 island platform (lower level). There are 4 tracks (2 per level).
The Yellow Line goes in two directions: Huntington and Fort Totten.
However, the last station is Mount Vernon Square / 7th Street - Convention Center during peak hours. On weekdays, peak hours are from 5:30-9:30 a.m. and 3-7 p.m. On weekends, peak hours are from 2 a.m. to closing.
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The Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station connects passengers to other areas in Washington DC. Particularly, passengers can transfer to WMATA Metrobus and DC Circulator from this station. The map below shows you where to board your bus. Consult the map and bus stop information for routing and schedule information about each route serving the Gallery Place-Chinatown Station.
The Glory of the Chinese Descendants
The colorful lighting which shines at the metro station is The Glory of the Chinese Descendants by Foon Sham. The wall sculpture serves as a gateway to historic Chinatown. The materials and colors represent common objects found in traditional Chinese culture including, fans, chopsticks, rice paper and lanterns. The wall sculpture can be found at the 7th and H Street/Chinatown entrance of the metro station.
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