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Old 03-09-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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Hi guys,

I'm seriously looking at a place close to the PG Plaza Metro. I need to commute every day to the Capitol via metro - how doable is this? I don't mind a 45+ min commute (and google maps seems to think the metro ride is only 26 minutes from PG Plaza to L'Enfant Metro, which seems completely acceptable). But do people generally do this commute? Are there delays that are not reflected in the schedule? EDIT: Also, should mention that many of my commutes are going to be during off peak hours.

Also, safety wise. I'm a young guy, white, not small but not exactly intimidating. I've heard some stories about PG Plaza and to a lesser extent all DC metros. If I'm traveling alone, potentially after 9 pm, am I going to have an issue?

Final question - If I get a bike, does the DC Metro allow you to bring it on the train?

Thanks!
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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On the Green line, you take PG Plaza to Fort Totten, where you transfer to the Red line and take the Metrorail to Union Station. It is located on the Senate side, near Mass Ave and N Capitol St NW.

I took Metrorail from College Park (sometimes PG Plaza) to Union Station for nearly 10 years (1996-2006) and never had any issues.

Metro - About Metro - Q & A About Metro
Can I bring my bicycle on Metrorail?

Bicycles are permitted on Metrorail (limited to two bicycles per car) weekdays except during peak hours from 7-10 am and 4-7 pm. Bicycles are permitted all day Saturday and Sunday as well as most federal holidays (limited to four bicycles per car). Bicycles are not permitted on Metrorail on July 4 and other special events or holidays when large crowds are expected to use the system. Anyone traveling with a bicycle should board the train through the end doors of a rail car and avoid the center doors. Please do not enter the Metrorail system with a bicycle if you cannot complete your trip before the start of these rush periods. Folded bicycles are allowed on Metrorail during all operational hours, but must remain folded and securely fastened during weekday peak hours: 7-10 am and 4-7
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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I've been out there looking at condos (saw a roach so I skipped them).

Not been there at night... you should jump on the metro and ride there on a Wed or Fri or Sat.... checkout the area.
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