Washington DC offers some of the greatest monuments, memorials, museums, and famous buildings that America has to offer. If you’re visiting the nation’s capital, chances are pretty good that you’re looking forward to take it all in. While DC’s roads can become congested, the extensive Metro system can be a great way to get around!
Tip 1: Stand to the Right
During weekday mornings, Metro’s main use is for commuters who are late for work. During the late afternoon, the system becomes crowded with riders eager to get home after a long days work. Many of your fellow travelers, during these times, are in a rush to get from point A to point B, and standing on an escalator is just too darn slow.
Understanding the DC Metro map is important for navigating the system successfully. The map can take many forms, both stylized, and to scale. Native mapping apps on your cell phone will usually also include stations and help you to determine routes. However, a good understanding of the paper maps you’ll find in each train car and at stations throughout the area will make any trip go more smoothly.
Hours Day Hours Monday – Thursday 5am – 11:30pm Friday 5am – 1am (Saturday) Saturday 7am – 1am (Sunday) Sunday 8am – 11pm Metro trains do not typically follow a…