GETTING TO SOUTHWEST DC

The CIRCULATER is back!

Effective June 24, 2018, major service changes have been implemented including two route realignments, increased service hours on select routes and a revised fare payment option. 

Service changes include reconfiguration of the current Union Station-Navy Yard (US-NY) and Potomac Avenue – Skyland via Barracks Row routes (PS), adding permanent late-night service between McPherson Square and Union Station, and discontinuing the DC Circulator-exclusive paper fare passes.

The route realignments will create new one-seat connections currently unavailable by Metrorail or Metrobus. Additionally, these changes will better align DDOT’s resources with growing activity centers such as Congress Heights and Southwest Waterfront, and improve the reliability of DC Circulator service.  Find more information on the Circulator website

The Blue, Orange, and Silver lines of the Washington Metro have the following stations in the Southwest Federal Center: Smithsonian, L’Enfant Plaza, and Federal Center SW. The Yellow line also stops at L’Enfant Plaza.

The Green line has a stop in the Southwest Federal Center at L’Enfant Plaza and in the Southwest Waterfront at Waterfront; additionally, the Navy Yard – Ballpark stop is one block outside the eastern boundary of the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood.

Bolling and Bellevue have no Metrorail service, although the DC Council has considered some versions of the Anacostia streetcar that would extend to Bolling.