McPherson Square station

Coordinates: 38°54′4.8″N 77°1′59.8″W / 38.901333°N 77.033278°W / 38.901333; -77.033278
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McPherson Square
General information
Location1400 I Street NW
Washington, D.C.
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms2 side platforms
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesCapital Bikeshare, 1 rack
Other information
Station codeC02
OpenedJuly 1, 1977; 46 years ago (July 1, 1977)
20223,472 daily[1]
Preceding station Washington Metro Following station
Farragut West
toward Vienna
Orange Line Metro Center
Farragut West
toward Ashburn
Silver Line Metro Center
Farragut West Blue Line
McPherson Square pylon
McPherson Square pylon

McPherson Square station is a Washington Metro station in Downtown, Washington, D.C., United States. The side-platformed station is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines, the station is located between McPherson Square and Franklin Square, with two entrances on I Street at Vermont Avenue and 14th Street NW. This is the main station to access the White House, and the Vermont Avenue exit is directly underneath the Department of Veterans Affairs building.


The station opened on July 1, 1977.[2] Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km)[3] of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian, and Stadium–Armory stations.[4] Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.[5]

Between January 15 to January 21, 2021, this station was closed because of security concerns due to the Inauguration of Joe Biden.[6]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance, buses
M Mezzanine Fare control, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Side platform
Westbound toward Franconia–Springfield (Farragut West)
toward Ashburn (Farragut West)
toward Vienna (Farragut West)
Eastbound   toward Downtown Largo (Metro Center)
toward New Carrollton (Metro Center)
Side platform

Notable places nearby[edit]


  1. ^ "Rail Ridership Data Viewer". WMATA. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1
  3. ^ "Metro Facts 2017" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post
  5. ^ Eisen, Jack; Feinstein, John (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1
  6. ^ "Metro announces Inauguration service plans, station closures | WMATA". Retrieved January 13, 2021.

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38°54′4.8″N 77°1′59.8″W / 38.901333°N 77.033278°W / 38.901333; -77.033278