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L'Enfant Plaza station

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L'Enfant Plaza is an intermodal transit station complex located at L'Enfant Plaza in the Southwest Federal Center neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It consists of an underground Washington Metro rapid transit station and an elevated Virginia Railway Express commuter rail station.

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L'Enfant Plaza
WMATA_Blue.svg WMATA_Yellow.svg WMATA_Green.svg WMATA_Silver.svg WMATA_Orange.svg
Intersecting vaults above the Yellow Line and Green Line platforms
General information
Location600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38.884775°N 77.021964°W / 38.884775; -77.021964
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Line(s)RF&P Subdivision (VRE station)
Platforms2 side platforms (upper level)
1 island platform (lower level)
1 side platform (VRE)
TracksMetro: 4 (2 upper level, 2 lower level)
RF&P Subdivision: 3
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 33, 52, 70, 74, P6, S2
Bus transport DC Circulator:   Eastern Market–L'Enfant Plaza
Bus transport MTA Maryland Commuter Bus
Bus transport Loudoun County Transit
Bus transport OmniRide Commuter
Bus transport Ride Smart Northern Shenandoah Valley
Platform levels2
Bicycle facilitiesCapital Bikeshare
Other information
Station codeF03 (Metro upper level)
D03 (Metro lower level)
Fare zoneZone 1 (VRE)
OpenedJuly 1, 1977 (July 1, 1977) (Metro)
June 22, 1992 (1992-06-22)[1] (VRE)
20224,939 daily[2] (Metro)
Rank7th (Metro)
Preceding station Virginia_Railway_Express.svg Virginia Railway Express Following station
Crystal City
toward Broad Run
Manassas Line Washington, D.C.
Crystal City Fredericksburg Line
Preceding station WMATA_Metro_Logo_small.svg Washington Metro Following station
Smithsonian Blue Line Federal Center SW
toward Ashburn
Silver Line
toward Vienna
Orange Line Federal Center SW
Waterfront Green Line Archives
toward Greenbelt
toward Huntington
Yellow Line Archives

The Metro station, which opened on July 1, 1977, is one of four major interchange stations on the Metro system. It serves five of the six Metro lines: the Green Line and Yellow Line with two side platforms on the upper level; and the Blue Line, Orange Line, and Silver Line with one island platform on the lower level.

The VRE station, which has a single side platform serving the northernmost of the three tracks of the RF&P Subdivision, is served by the Manassas Line and Fredericksburg Line.