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355 First Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Metro Lines: Blue and Orange Lines.
Metro Schedule: Opens at 5:04 A.M. (M-F).
Metro Parking: None.
Bike Racks: None.
Elevator (handicapped access): The street elevator is on the Northwest corner of 1st Street SE and D Street SE.
Metro Entrance: 1st Street SE and C Street SE.
First and Last Trains
First Trains: Trains leave exactly 2 hours later on Saturdays and Sundays.
Blue Line train from Addison Road-Seat Pleasant - 5:32 AM
Blue Line train from Franconia-Springfield - 5:14 AM
Orange Line train from New Carrollton - 5:38 AM
Orange Line train from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU - 5:19 AM
Silver Line train from Wiehle-Reston East - 5:21 AM
Last Trains: Trains leave exactly 3 hours later on Friday and Saturday nights.
Blue Line train from Franconia-Springfield - 11:44 PM
Blue Line train from Largo Town Center - 12:15 AM
Orange Line train from New Carrollton - 12:03 AM
Orange Line train from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU - 11:55 PM
Silver Line train from Wiehle-Reston East - 11:31 PM
The Capitol South Metro Station has 1 island platform and 2 tracks serving the Blue and Orange trains. Each train goes in two directions named for the last stop on the line.
Blue Line: Franconia-Springfield --- Largo Town Center
The Blue Line goes in two directions: Franconia-Springfield and Largo Town Center.
Orange Line: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU --- New Carrollton
The Orange Line goes in two directions: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU and New Carrollton.
Silver Line: Wiehle-Reston East --- Largo Town Center
The Silver Line goes in two directions: Wiehle-Reston East and Largo Town Center.
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The Capitol South Metro Station connects passengers to other bus systems in the Washington DC region. From this station, passengers can transfer to WMATA Metrobus and DC Circulator. The map below shows you where to board your bus from the station. Consult the map and bus stop information for routing and schedule information about each route serving the Capitol South Station.
Capitol South Metro Station's Escalators
The Metro System in Washington has more escalators than any other transit system in North America. Three of them can be found at the Capitol South Station. Although the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is trying to catch up on escalator maintenance, out-of-service escalators are the norm in many stations.
Unlike indoor mall or airport escalators, the escalators at Capitol South Station have no covering/canopy and face extreme temperatures that can cause breakdowns. Not only rain can cause electrical failures, but it can also make the escalators slippery. The metro station does have one set of cement steps. If you all 3 escalators are broken, 351 steps will take you to the top.
Photo by Bill Holmes
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