MetroHero: WMATA DC Metrorail

4.5
937 reviews
50K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image

About this app

MetroHero is the free DC Metrorail app you need AND the one you deserve, designed by commuters, for commuters. Unlike other popular apps like Transit and Citymapper, and even local apps like 'DC Metro and Bus' and 'DC Metro Transit', we crunch all of our own numbers, meaning that we provide lots of information that you can't find anywhere else.

MetroHero lets you see the position of every Metrorail train in real time, giving you the clearest picture of the current state of the entire DC Metro system. See dynamic estimates of exactly how long it will take you to reach your destination given current delays, track work, and even single-tracking. Harness the power of live crowdsourcing to see and report problems at stations and on individual trains. And you can forget about empty station boards and endless streams of 'DLY'— if there's a train ANYWHERE on the tracks, we'll tell you where it is.


Here are just some of the ways MetroHero will revolutionize your Metrorail commute:

* COMMUTE TRACKING: Input your morning and evening trips to and from work to see next train times, travel time estimates, elevator/escalator outages, active MetroAlerts and recent tweets—all in real time and as soon as you start the app—without having to tap anything.
* LIVE LINE MAPS: Pick a line and watch trains move through stations in either direction in real time.
* LIVE GOOGLE MAP: Watch trains travel through the entire rail system in real time.
* DETAILED STATION INFO: Tap any station to see extended arrival times for trains in both directions, plus any elevator/escalator outages, active MetroAlerts, and recent tweets.
* DETAILED TRAIN INFO: How delayed is that train? How long has it been holding at that station? How fast is it going? Tap on it to find out.
* CROWDSOURCED REPORTS: Help other MetroHero users avoid headaches (or give them a heads-up when things are going right) by tagging stations and trains.
* AUTOMATIC UPDATES: No need to swipe to refresh what you see; it's always up-to-date.
* OPTIONAL NERD STUFF: View detailed stats about the entire rail system for each line and direction—including headways, schedule adherence, and other neat metrics—in real time or as trends over time, all from your phone.


And best of all, all of our curated data is available for free for data wonks and app developers alike! Visit www.dcmetrohero.com/api for more information.

(Still have questions? Check out our FAQ at www.dcmetrohero.com/faq)
Updated on
Mar 2, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
No data collected
Learn more about how developers declare collection
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
4.5
937 reviews
Mr Data
April 18, 2022
Downloaded, put in my origin and destination. App responded with, 'your trip involves a transfer, please split your trip into segments'with no other option except Cancel. That's all well and good but I have no idea where the transfer point is to make 2 segments. I could look it up on a map but that sorta defeats the purpose of the app.
8 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Hodgepig Productions
April 18, 2022
Hello, thanks for your review! This app is intended primarily for use by commuters who regularly make the same Metrorail or Metrobus trips and thus are familiar with their transfer points. We apologize for the inconvenience though; our goal is to provide accurate information, and not trying to account for transfers helps us a lot with that.
Ruth Kaufman
April 10, 2022
This app is terrific. My only complaint is that if a transfer is required or if there are transit issues, one needs to be familiar with all potential routes and check each route separately to determine which trains to travel. Other than that, this app (which I learned about from a Metro employee) is so helpful!!
6 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Sean Abarca
February 5, 2022
Great layout but app had a decent chance of not loading up-to-date data when the apps my coworkers had would. Edit: I realized it would sometimes be user error on my part or a lack of data connection leading to timetables not loading correctly while underground, not the app's fault. The app is still significantly better than the other offerings from what I tried so I'm changing the review to 5 stars. Keep it up!
5 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Hodgepig Productions
February 5, 2022
Hi Sean, thanks for the updated review and for the kind words! Please don't hesitate to email us at contact@dcmetrohero.com with any future comments, questions, suggestions, or concerns. :)

What's new

✓ Better support for the latest Android devices.