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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. The New York City Subway is the busiest.


There are six lines in this system:

  • Red Line
  • Blue Line
  • Orange Line
  • Green Line
  • Yellow Line
  • Silver Line


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

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