Union Station - Washington DC

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701 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Metro Line: Red Line.

Metro Schedule: Opens at 5:12 AM (Monday-Friday)

Bike Parking: There are 23 bike racks at this station.

Metro Parking: 2194 spaces are available in the Union Station Parking Garage. Enter the garage from Massachusetts Ave NE, from a ramp on the East Side of Union Station, or from H Street NE. The daily maximum is $24.00

Union Station

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Union Station combines a busy railroad station with over 130 retail shops and restaurants in a marvelous Beaux-Arts building. Union Station opened in 1907 and was beautifully renovated in the 1980's. It has played host to exhibitions, cultural events and special events such as the Presidential Inaugural Ball and citywide galas. It is a special treat to visit when the station is decorated for the holidays.

The Metro stop is located underground, where connections can be made to Amtrak trains as well as the Virginia Railway Express (VER) and MARC regional rail trains. The Greyhound Bus Terminal is directly behind Union Station.

First and Last Trains

First Trains: Trains leave exactly 2 hours later on Saturdays and Sundays.

Washington DC Metro Red line train from Shady Grove - 5:22 AM
Washington DC Metro Red line train from Glenmont - 5:36 AM

Last Trains: Trains leave exactly 3 hours later on Friday and Saturday nights.

Washington DC Metro Red line train from Shady Grove - 11:59 PM
Washington DC Metro Red line train from Glenmont - 12:11 AM

Metro Platform

Union Station is an underground station with 1 island platform and 2 tracks, one for each direction. Each train goes in two directions named for the last stop on the line.

Washington DC Metro Red Line: Glenmont --- Shady Grove
The Red Line goes in two directions: Glenmont and Shady Grove.

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Bus Connections

Union Station connects passengers to other bus systems in Washington DC. Particularly, passengers can transfer to WMATA Metrobus, DC Circulator, MTA Bus and the OmniRide Commuter. 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 Union Station.

Union Station Metro Station
Union Station Metro Station

Bike Parking

Union Station has 23 bike racks. Bicycle racks are available for free on a first-come, first-use basis. Capital Bike Share is also available at North Capitol St & F St NW and at Columbus Circle / Union Station. Note: Do not lock your bicycle to railings, sign posts, benches, and other unauthorized areas around the station. Such bicycles are subject to removal without notification.

Union Station

Bikes outside Union Station

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