Judiciary Square station

Judiciary Square Red Line

Washington Metro rapid transit station
Location 450 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Coordinates 38°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 by WMATA
Line(s) Red Line Red Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Metrobus: 80, 13Y, D6, P6, X2
Structure type Underground
Bicycle facilities 18 racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code B02
Opened March 27, 1976 (March 27, 1976)
Passengers (2015) 8778 daily [1]Decrease 2.03%
Preceding station   Washington Metro   Following station
toward Shady Grove
Red Line
toward Glenmont

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

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.

Station layout

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Red Line Red Line toward Shady Grove (Gallery Place)
Eastbound Red Line Red Line toward Glenmont (Union Station)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station has 2 tracks with 2 side platforms, each of which has a platform-level faregate and an elevator directly to the surface at the entrance for the National Building Museum.

Notable places nearby


  1. "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
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