Waterfront station (Washington Metro)

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Green.svg rapid transit station
Waterfront-SEU Station.jpg
Location399 M Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
Owned byWMATA
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: 74, A9, P6, V1
Bus transportDC Circulator:
     Eastern MarketL'Enfant Plaza
Bus transport MTA Maryland Commuter Bus
Bus transport OmniRide Commuter
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilities10 racks, 12 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeF04
OpenedDecember 28, 1991; 27 years ago (December 28, 1991)
Previous namesWaterfront (1991–1997)
Waterfront–SEU (1997–2011)
Passengers (2018)4,271 daily [1]Increase 7.8%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Navy Yard–Ballpark Green Line L'Enfant Plaza
toward Greenbelt

Waterfront (known as Waterfront–SEU from 1997 to 2011) is a Washington Metro station in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood of Washington, D.C., United States. The station was opened on December 28, 1991, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Waterfront is located in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood at the intersection of 4th and M Streets SW.

Notable places nearby[edit]


Much of the physical construction of the station was complete by 1980,[2] and its opening was initially to occur in 1983.[3] However, due to litigation surrounding where the line would terminate in Prince George's County, planning and construction of the Green Line halted in 1981 and would not resume until 1985.[4] The station opened on December 28, 1991, and coincided with the completion of approximately 2.88 miles (4.63 km) of rail southeast of the L'Enfant Plaza station and the opening of the Anacostia and Navy Yard – Ballpark stations.[5]

Name changes[edit]

The station was renamed Waterfront–SEU in 1997, referring to the nearby Southeastern University. Southeastern University closed in 2009, and the station reverted to the Waterfront name on November 3, 2011.[6]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Northbound WMATA Green.svg toward Greenbelt (L'Enfant Plaza)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound WMATA Green.svg toward Branch Avenue (Navy Yard – Ballpark)



  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved December 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (December 13, 1980), "Metro board agrees to make Green Line a top priority", The Washington Post, p. B1
  3. ^ Feaver, Douglas B. (November 19, 1978), "Metro completion expected in 10 years", The Washington Post, p. B10
  4. ^ McQueen, Michel (March 17, 1982), "Judge blocks Metro route; Rosecroft shift", The Washington Post, p. C1
  5. ^ Tousignant, Marylou (December 29, 1991), "After feuds, amid fanfare, Metro rolls into Anacostia", The Washington Post, p. B1
  6. ^ "Station names updated for new map" (Press release). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. November 3, 2011. Archived from the original on November 5, 2011. Retrieved November 5, 2011.

External links[edit]

Media related to Waterfront (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°52′35″N 77°01′02″W / 38.876484°N 77.017186°W / 38.876484; -77.017186