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Metrorail offers safe and convenient subway transportation to most of the major attractions in the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. The Metro subway system consists of five color coded rail lines: red, blue, green, orange and yellow. Alexandria is serviced by four convenient Metro stations: King St-Old Town (blue and yellow lines), Braddock Road (blue and yellow lines), Eisenhower Avenue (yellow line), Van Dorn (blue line). Metro station entrances are marked by tall brown pylons topped by a large capital "M" as well as bands of color indicating the lines that are available at that station. All Metro stations are manned by Metro officials who provide security and rider assistance. Metro maps are available inside each station and posted aboard each subway car. (Click Here for Online Map).
Easy access from King St-Old Town Metrorail to the US Patent & Trademark Office via the pedestrian concourse.
Metro Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday - 5:30 a.m. to midnight Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday - 8:00 a.m. to midnight
Monday - Friday 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The basic fare is $1.35 with a slight increase during rush hour. Children under four ride free. Fare cards may be purchased from vending machines inside each station. A $6.50 Metro One Day Pass enables unlimited travel on all lines after 9:30 a.m. on weekdays or all day on weekends. The Pass is available at many Metro stations. For general information call Washington Area Transit Authority (WMATA) at 202/637-7000. For discounted group fares call 202/962-1326. http://www.metroopensdoors.com/
MetroBus/DASH Bus Service
To reach areas outside the Metrorail system, travelers may connect with Metrobus or, as in the case in Alexandria, the DASH bus system. For Metrobus information, 202/637-7000. For DASH information, 703/370-3274 or www.dashbus.com.
DASH Week Day Shuttle
From Patent and Trademark Office to upper Old Town
DASH is now running the Lunch Loop bus service from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office through upper Old Town to the corner of King & Columbus streets. This FREE bus service runs 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon.-Fri. For route info, click here or call 703/370-3274.