Potomac Ave

On June 27, Metro will begin replacing the three entrance escalators at Potomac Avenue Station one at a time and the elevator will remain open.

For more information, read details here.

SE, Washington, DC

  • orange Line
  • silver Line
  • blue Line

Directions to/from the station


  • Daily:
    • None
  • Metered Spaces:
    • None
  • Reserved Parking:
    • None


  • Bike Racks: 10
  • Lockers: 0
  • Bikesharing: Yes

Bus Maps:


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Platforms at this station

There are 2 platforms at this station:
B Line O Line

The blue, orange are center platforms.

Learn more about center-platforms for accessibility

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Some Crowding Some crowding: likely to have another person next to you or the possibility of standing
Crowded Crowded: no open seats likely, high chance of standing
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Station Notes

  • Beginning mid-May, a safety-critical waterline will be replaced. Part of the plaza and sidewalk north of the station escalator entrance will be closed during construction. Read more
  • Serving the Southeast DC neighborhood, this station is located near many Pennsylvania Avenue eateries.


Use the 360° interactive virtual tour to navigate the interior of the station. image for help


  •   wheelchair image showing this entrance is accessible

Train Levels

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StationView Information

StationView is a virtual tour captured after hours and does not reflect the real-time environment as escalators or elevators may be temporarily out of service. For current closures and outages, see Station Status.

Click on the white arrows to navigate the tour or skip to a level.

  • ST - Street level
  • MZ - Mezzanine
  • UL - Upper Level
  • LL - Lower Level

Note: Using StationView on a mobile device may incur data usage charges.

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Station Times

Station will open 10 minutes before the first train arrives.

Rail Lines Mon-Fri    Sat   Sun
Silver Line Ashburn 5:20 AM 7:20 AM 7:20 AM
Blue Line Downtown Largo 5:50 AM 7:50 AM 7:50 AM
Silver Line Downtown Largo 5:54 AM 7:54 AM 7:54 AM
Blue Line Franconia-Springfield 5:12 AM 7:12 AM 7:12 AM
Blue Line Huntington 5:34 AM 7:34 AM 7:34 AM
Orange Line New Carrollton 5:44 AM 7:44 AM 7:44 AM
Blue Line New Carrollton 5:42 AM 7:42 AM 7:42 AM
Orange Line Vienna/Fairfax-GMU 5:18 AM 7:18 AM 7:18 AM
Rail Lines Mon-Thu   Fri    Sat   Sun
Silver Line Ashburn 11:44 PM
12:44 AM
12:44 AM
11:44 PM
Blue Line Downtown Largo 12:18 AM
1:18 AM
1:18 AM
12:18 AM
Silver Line Downtown Largo 12:14 AM
12:58 AM
12:58 AM
11:58 PM
Blue Line Franconia-Springfield 11:46 PM
12:46 AM
12:46 AM
11:46 PM
Blue Line Huntington 11:50 PM
12:35 AM
12:50 AM
11:50 PM
Orange Line New Carrollton 12:03 AM
1:03 AM
1:03 AM
12:03 AM
Blue Line New Carrollton 12:12 AM
1:12 AM
1:12 AM
12:12 AM
Orange Line Vienna/Fairfax-GMU 11:52 PM
12:52 AM
12:52 AM
11:52 PM