DC Metro Red Line

The Washington DC Metro Red Line, which began operations on March 27, 1976, is the oldest and busiest line in the metro network. The Red Line consists of 27 stations covering Washington DC, Maryland, and Montgomery County in a ‘U’ shape, with a total track length of 51.3 km. It is the only line that intersects with other lines but does not share tracks with any other line. The red line intersects with the following stations:

The Metrorail Red Line’s first stop is Shady Grove, and its last stop is Glenmont Station. There are three transfer stations along the Red Line: Fort Totten, Gallery Place, and Metro Center. If you want to get an overview of the DC Red Line and its different stations, you need its map.

DC Metro Red Line Map/Click to Enlarge

DC Metro Red Line Map, with all stations and transfer stations marked along the route.
DC Metro Red Line Map

DC Metro Red Line Stations/Stops

The red line consists of the following stations, serving daily from northwest to northeast.

No.Metro StationAddressParkingCode
1Shady Grove215903 Somerville Dr Rockville, MD 20855YesA15
2Rockville251 Hungerford Dr Rockville, MD 20850YesA14
3Twinbrook1600 Chapman Ave Rockville, MD 20852YesA13
4North Bethesda10000 Citadel Ave North Bethesda, MD 20852YesA12
5Grosvenor-Strathmore5301 Tuckerman Ln North Bethesda, MD 20852YesA11
6Medical Center8810 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20814UnavailableA10
7Bethesda7450 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814UnavailableA09
8Friendship Heights5337 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20015NoA08
9Tenleytown-AU4501 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016UnavailableA07
10VAN NESS-UDC4200 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008UnavailableA06
11Cleveland Park3599 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20008NoA05
12Woodley Park2700 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008NoA04
13Dupont Circle1525 20th St. NW Washington, DC 20036NoA03
14Farragut North1001 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC 20036NoA02
15Metro Center607 13th St. NW Washington, DC 20005NoA01
16Gallery Place630 H St. NW Washington, DC 20001NoB01
17Judiciary Square450 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001NoB02
18Union Station701 First St. NE Washington, DC 20002NoB03
19Noma-Gallaudet200 Florida Ave N.E. Washington, DC 20002NoB04
20Rhode Island Ave919 Rhode Island Avenue NE Washington, DC 20018YesB05
21Brookland-CUA801 Michigan Avenue NE Washington, DC 20017UnavailableB06
22Fort Totten550 Galloway Street NE Washington, DC 20011YesB07
23Takoma327 Cedar Street NW Washington, DC 20012UnavailableB08
24Silver Spring8400 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910UnavailableB09
25Forest Glen9730 Georgia Avenue Forest Glen, MD 20910YesB10
26Wheaton11171 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20902YesB11
27Glenmont12501 Georgia Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20906YesB12
Red Line Stops/Station

DC Metro Red Line Schedule/Timetable

The Red Line Metrorail operates every day during the morning and evening rush hours. From Monday to Friday, it starts running at 5 AM and stops at 12 AM. The following table shows the complete weekly timing and its frequency (min):

WeekdayOperating HoursFrequency (min)
Sunday7 am-12 am6-10
Monday5 am-12 am5-6
Tuesday5 am-12 am5-6
Wednesday5 am-12 am5-6
Thursday5 am-12 am5-6
Friday5 am-1 am5-6
Saturday7 am-1 am6-10
Red Line Hours

Key Stations along the Red Line

Image of dc metro red line Union station

Union Station

Union Station is a gateway to Washington, D.C. It is a transportation hub that includes shops and restaurants. the famous nearby attractions are the U.S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress

image of dc metro red line metro station

Metro Center

Metro Center is the busiest station along the Red Line in the heart of downtown D.C. It is the transfer point between the metro Blue, Silver, and Orange lines. It provides easy access to shopping and dining. Famous nearby attractions include the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum

image of dc metro red line Farragut North station

Farragut North

It is one of the busiest stations and is located near the historic White House, Washington Monument, and numerous Govt buildings. It’s surrounded by office buildings, hotels, and restaurants

Image of Dc metro red line Dupont Circle station

Dupont Circle

This station is surrounded by many embassies, historic homes, and trendy restaurants and bars. The Phillips Collection, a renowned art museum, is within walking distance

Image of dc metro red line Cleveland Park Station

Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park station has easy access to historic theaters and beautiful architecture, with streets full of lush green trees. It is situated in a quieter neighborhood with many nearby attractions, such as the National Cathedral

Image of dc metro red line Woodley Park Zoo station

Woodley Park

If you want to visit the Smithsonian National Zoo to see giant pandas and other wild animals, then this station on the metro Red Line provides easy access to it. The Adams Morgan neighborhood, famous for its mix of cultures and nightlife, is also nearby

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The DC metro Red Line stops running at 12 AM from Monday to Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday, it stops its services at 1 AM.

The DC metro Red Line starts running at 5 AM from Monday to Friday and at 7 AM on Sunday and Saturday.

The Red Line consists of a total of 27 stations.

The Metrorail Red Line terminates at Shady Grove Station and Glenmont Station.

The Red Line began operations for the first on March 27, 1976.

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