Federal Center SW station
|Location||401 3rd Street SW, Washington, D.C.|
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections|| Metrobus: 32, 34, 36, 39, P6|
MTA Maryland Commuter Bus
|Bicycle facilities||2 racks|
|Opened||July 1, 1977|
Federal Center SW is a Washington Metro station in an area known as the Southwest Federal Center in Washington, D.C., United States. The island-platformed station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and is located on the Blue, Orange, and Silver Lines. The station is located at 3rd and D Streets.
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In preliminary maps, this was named Voice of America station, after the government-owned radio service located a block away. In September 1971, Department of Health, Education and Welfare secretary Eliot Richardson suggested the current name, noting that "The Voice of America is by far the smallest agency in the Southwest area". The station opened on July 1, 1977. Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles (19.0 km) of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Potomac Avenue, Rosslyn, Smithsonian, and Stadium–Armory stations. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978. Silver Line service at Federal Center SW began on July 26, 2014.
From March 26, 2020 until June 28, 2020, this station was closed due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
Between January 15 to January 21, 2021, this station was closed because of security concerns due to the 2020 Inauguration.
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|G||Street level||Exit/entrance, buses|
|M||Mezzanine||Fare gates, ticket machines, station agent|
|Westbound||← toward Franconia–Springfield (L'Enfant Plaza)|
← toward Ashburn (L'Enfant Plaza)
← toward Vienna (L'Enfant Plaza)
|Eastbound|| toward Downtown Largo (Capitol South) → |
toward New Carrollton (Capitol South) →
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Notable places nearby
- Museum of the Bible
- National Air and Space Museum
- National Museum of the American Indian
- United States Botanic Garden
- Several federal government buildings, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Health and Human Services, NASA, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, Voice of America radio and television studios, and the Ford House Office Building.
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Source: "Federal Center SW station", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, February 21st), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Center_SW_station.
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Foggy Bottom–GWU station
Blue Line (Washington Metro)
Virginia Square–GMU station
Farragut West station
McPherson Square station
Federal Triangle station
Eisenhower Avenue station
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport station
Arlington Cemetery station
Capitol South station
Eastern Market station
Potomac Avenue station
Minnesota Avenue station
- ^ "Rail Ridership Data Viewer". WMATA. Retrieved February 14, 2023.
- ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B.; Feinstein, John (November 27, 1978), "That which we call Zoological Park would smell as sweet half mile away; What's in a Metro name?", The Washington Post, p. C4, retrieved January 29, 2018
- ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (July 1, 1977), "Today, Metro could be U.S. model", The Washington Post, p. A1
- ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. 2017. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 2, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2018.
- ^ Staff Reporters (June 24, 1977), "Metro's newest stations: Where they are, what's nearby", The Washington Post
- ^ Eisen, Jack; Feinstein, John (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1
- ^ Halsey, Ashley (July 26, 2014). "All aboard! Metro's new Silver Line rolls down the tracks for the first time". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
- ^ "Special Covid-19 System Map" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 27, 2020. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
- ^ "Metrorail stations closed due to COVID-19 pandemic". Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. March 23, 2020. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
- ^ "Metro to reopen 15 stations, reallocate bus service to address crowding, starting Sunday | WMATA". www.wmata.com. Retrieved June 22, 2020.
- ^ "Metro announces Inauguration service plans, station closures | WMATA". www.wmata.com. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
- Media related to Federal Center SW (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Federal Center SW Station
- 3rd Street entrance from Google Maps Street View
Coordinates: 38°53′06″N 77°00′56″W / 38.88499°N 77.01558°W
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- Southwest Federal Center
- Stations on the Blue Line (Washington Metro)
- Stations on the Orange Line (Washington Metro)
- Stations on the Silver Line (Washington Metro)
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- Washington Metro stations in Washington, D.C.
- Washington Metro stations located underground
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