Judiciary Square station

Judiciary Square is a Washington Metro station in Washington, D.C. on the Red Line.

Judiciary Square
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Red.svg rapid transit station
Judiciary Square Metro Station 2012.JPG
Location450 F Street, NW, Washington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′46″N 77°01′00″W / 38.896084°N 77.016643°W / 38.896084; -77.016643Coordinates: 38°53′46″N 77°01′00″W / 38.896084°N 77.016643°W / 38.896084; -77.016643
Owned byWMATA
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: D6
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilities18 racks
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeB02
OpenedMarch 27, 1976; 44 years ago (March 27, 1976)
Passengers (2017)8,196 daily[1]Increase 0.6%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Gallery Place–Chinatown Red Line Union Station
toward Glenmont


Judiciary Square is located in Northwest, with entrances at 4th and D Street and 5th and F Street. It serves the many courthouses and municipal buildings in the area. The 5th and F Street entrance is in the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, as the monument is built around the escalator and elevators. The 4th and D Street entrance is closed on weekends. Service began on March 27, 1976. This station is also the birthplace of the Metro, as the initial groundbreaking was held here on December 9, 1969.

During a September 2012 refurbishment of the station, new signage was installed. Similar signage can be found at the Gallery Place, NoMa – Gallaudet University, Morgan Boulevard, Grosvenor-Strathmore, and Largo Town Center stations.

From March 26, 2020 until June 28, 2020, this station was closed due to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.[2][3][4]

Station layoutEdit

The station has 2 tracks with 2 side platforms and a mezzanine on either end. Each mezzanine has fare gates and escalators reaching the street level. At the northwest end of the platforms, a pair of elevators directly serve the platforms, each with a single fare gate and ticket machine.

G Street level Exit/entrance, buses
M Mezzanine Fare control, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Side platform
Westbound   toward Grosvenor–Strathmore or Shady Grove (Gallery Place–Chinatown)
Eastbound   toward Silver Spring or Glenmont Union Station)
Side platform

Notable places nearbyEdit


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "Special Covid-19 System Map" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  3. ^ "Metrorail stations closed due to COVID-19 pandemic". Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. March 23, 2020. Retrieved May 24, 2020.
  4. ^ "Metro to reopen 15 stations, reallocate bus service to address crowding, starting Sunday | WMATA". www.wmata.com. Retrieved June 22, 2020.

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