How to Use Metrorail Faregates

Enter the station through the faregates with the green and white arrows lit.

Enter faregates with green and white arrow

Using a SmarTrip® Card

SmarTrip® targets are located on the top of regular faregates and the inside of wide faregates. They are marked with the SmarTrip® logo.

Smartrip® target on faregate Touch your card to the SmarTrip® target.

When you exit the station, tap the card again. The display will show the fare charged and remaining balance on the card.

You can also use the SmarTrip® card at Metro-operated parking gates by tapping the card on the exit target. For help or other questions concerning the SmarTrip® card, contact the SmarTrip® helpline at 1-888-762-7874.

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