Washington Metro

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Cleveland Park Metro station
(Red Line)

The Washington Metro is a rapid transit system that serves the Washington, D.C. area in the United States. It has the second busiest rapid transit system in the United States.[1] The New York City Subway is the busiest.

Lines[change | change source]

There are six lines in this system:

History[change | change source]

The first part of the metro system opened on March 27, 1976.[2] The rail system was completed on January 13, 2001.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Christie Dawson (4 December 2008). "Heavy Rail Transit Ridership Report, Third Quarter 2008" (PDF). American Public Transportation Association. Retrieved 23 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Douglas Feaver (25 October 1999). "Politics Couldn't Derail Metro, D.C.'s Engine of Change". The Washington Post. Retrieved 23 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Washington, D.C. Metro System Fast Facts". Cable News Network (CNN). 27 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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