DC Rider is the authoritative D.C. Metro app, from The Washington Post and Express.

- The latest Metro train arrival times, for each station, direct from WMATA.
- Plan your trip, estimate fares and save your commute for easy access.
- Alerts, SafeTrack data, and closures, right in the app: never wonder about your station again.
- The latest transportation news from The Washington Post and Express.
- Tell our journalists about any Metro problems you encounter, right in the app.

What's New

Version 5.4.0

Smarter downloads for news articles

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
35 Ratings
35 Ratings

Lost a feature I loved, gained one I don't


The older version provided a google(?) map that showed where I was located and marked all the entrances to the Metro stations. I've used Metro my whole life (at least since the Vienna station opened at least--which was several decades ago now ...) and this feature showed me station entrances I never knew about! I loved it! And used it regularly--"Which exit should I take to be closest to my destination?" I could confirm! While the new version provides some really good features, despite my pointing out via the app's feedback button that the SafeTrack schedule was severely outdated, several months later it remained so. Also, the trip planner is worthless--it tells you the stations along your requested route, not when the next train is coming at a particular time--just go to wmata to get the info you actually need, not a list of stations along the way that you can easily figure out with the main map. (I'm actually insulted by this feature--we aren't idiots and most people can read a map as simple as the Metro map.) Despite these shortcomings I still rely on this app daily for my commutes due to the ease of access and accuracy of the timetables, but wish they'd add back the live location map with the stations marked and keep new features updated and accurate or get rid of them. I give it three stars for ease of access of the station time tables and their accuracy.

Shady Grove


It never shows you the status at Shady Grove. When is a training coming or going?

Also the directions changed from the old version to the new. It no longer tells you in what direction to catch metro. The gps location is also gone. So I just use google maps to get to places.

If it says 2 minutes or any # of minutes until the next train. Don’t believe it because it is not in sync. It’s actually a minute earlier.

Amazing App for anyone using Metro


The app is a great & reliable in getting real-time tracking of metro. Must have when commuting with the Metro. Also awesome that the app provides news updates and track advisory warnings all within the app. Let's you favorite commonly used stations for easier use.


The Washington Post Company
66 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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