Incidents

Rail, bus, and elevator disruptions/outages.

XML - Elevator/Escalator Outages

Description

Returns a list of reported elevator and escalator outages at a given station. Omit the StationCode parameter to return all reported outages.

Note that for stations with multiple platforms and therefore StationCodes (e.g.: Metro Center, L'Enfant Plaza, etc.), a distinct call is required for each StationCode.

Elevator and escalator outages are refreshed once every 20 to 30 seconds approximately.

Response Elements

Element Description
ElevatorIncidents Array containing elevator/escalator outage information (ElevatorIncident).
DateOutOfServ Date and time (Eastern Standard Time) unit was reported out of service. Will be in YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss format (e.g.: 2014-10-27T15:17:00).
DateUpdated Date and time (Eastern Standard Time) outage details was last updated. Will be in YYYY-MM-DDTHH:mm:ss format (e.g.: 2014-10-27T15:17:00).
DisplayOrder Deprecated.
LocationDescription Free-text description of the unit location within a station (e.g.: Escalator between mezzanine and platform).
StationCode Unit's station code. Use this value in other rail-related APIs to retrieve data about a station.
StationName Full station name, may include entrance information (e.g.: Metro Center, G and 11th St Entrance).
SymptomCode Deprecated.
SymptomDescription Description for why the unit is out of service or otherwise in reduced operation.
TimeOutOfService Deprecated. Use the time portion of the DateOutOfServ element.
UnitName Unique identifier for unit, by type (a single elevator and escalator may have the same UnitName, but no two elevators or two escalators will have the same UnitName).
UnitStatus Deprecated. If listed here, the unit is inoperational or otherwise impaired.
UnitType Type of unit. Will be ELEVATOR or ESCALATOR.

Try it

Request URL

Request parameters

(optional)
string

Two-letter station code. Use the Station List method to return a list of all station codes.

Request headers

string
Subscription key which provides access to this API. Found in your Profile.

Request body

Response 200

Default response code.

<ElevatorIncidentsResp
    xmlns="http://www.wmata.com"
    xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <ElevatorIncidents>
        <ElevatorIncident>
            <DateOutOfServ>2014-10-27T15:17:00</DateOutOfServ>
            <DateUpdated>2014-10-28T06:28:30</DateUpdated>
            <DisplayOrder>0</DisplayOrder>
            <LocationDescription>Escalator between mezzanine and platform to Shady Grove</LocationDescription>
            <StationCode>A03</StationCode>
            <StationName>Dupont Circle, Q Street Entrance</StationName>
            <SymptomCode i:nil="true"/>
            <SymptomDescription>Service Call</SymptomDescription>
            <TimeOutOfService>1517</TimeOutOfService>
            <UnitName>A03N04</UnitName>
            <UnitStatus i:nil="true"/>
            <UnitType>ESCALATOR</UnitType>
        </ElevatorIncident>
    </ElevatorIncidents>
</ElevatorIncidentsResp>

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://api.wmata.com/Incidents.svc/ElevatorIncidents?StationCode={string}"
-H "api_key: {subscription key}"

--data-ascii "{body}" 
using System;
using System.Net.Http.Headers;
using System.Text;
using System.Net.Http;
using System.Web;

namespace CSHttpClientSample
{
    static class Program
    {
        static void Main()
        {
            MakeRequest();
            Console.WriteLine("Hit ENTER to exit...");
            Console.ReadLine();
        }
        
        static async void MakeRequest()
        {
            var client = new HttpClient();
            var queryString = HttpUtility.ParseQueryString(string.Empty);

            // Request headers
            client.DefaultRequestHeaders.Add("api_key", "{subscription key}");

            // Request parameters
            queryString["StationCode"] = "{string}";
            var uri = "https://api.wmata.com/Incidents.svc/ElevatorIncidents?" + queryString;

            var response = await client.GetAsync(uri);
        }
    }
}	
// // This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
import java.net.URI;
import org.apache.http.HttpEntity;
import org.apache.http.HttpResponse;
import org.apache.http.client.HttpClient;
import org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet;
import org.apache.http.client.utils.URIBuilder;
import org.apache.http.impl.client.HttpClients;
import org.apache.http.util.EntityUtils;

public class JavaSample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        HttpClient httpclient = HttpClients.createDefault();

        try
        {
            URIBuilder builder = new URIBuilder("https://api.wmata.com/Incidents.svc/ElevatorIncidents");

            builder.setParameter("StationCode", "{string}");

            URI uri = builder.build();
            HttpGet request = new HttpGet(uri);
            request.setHeader("api_key", "{subscription key}");


            // Request body
            StringEntity reqEntity = new StringEntity("{body}");
            request.setEntity(reqEntity);

            HttpResponse response = httpclient.execute(request);
            HttpEntity entity = response.getEntity();

            if (entity != null) 
            {
                System.out.println(EntityUtils.toString(entity));
            }
        }
        catch (Exception e)
        {
            System.out.println(e.getMessage());
        }
    }
}

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>JSSample</title>
    <script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.9.0/jquery.min.js"></script>
</head>
<body>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {
        var params = {
            "api_key": "{subscription key}",
            // Request parameters
            "StationCode": "{string}",
        };
      
        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.wmata.com/Incidents.svc/ElevatorIncidents?" + $.param(params),
            type: "GET",
        })
        .done(function(data) {
            alert("success");
        })
        .fail(function() {
            alert("error");
        });
    });
</script>
</body>
</html>
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

int main(int argc, const char * argv[])
{
    NSAutoreleasePool * pool = [[NSAutoreleasePool alloc] init];
    
    NSString* path = @"https://api.wmata.com/Incidents.svc/ElevatorIncidents";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                         @"StationCode={string}",
                      ];
    
    NSString* string = [array componentsJoinedByString:@"&"];
    path = [path stringByAppendingFormat:@"?%@", string];

    NSLog(@"%@", path);

    NSMutableURLRequest* _request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:path]];
    [_request setHTTPMethod:@"GET"];
    // Request headers
    [_request setValue:@"{subscription key}" forHTTPHeaderField:@"api_key"];
    // Request body
    [_request setHTTPBody:[@"{body}" dataUsingEncoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding]];
    
    NSURLResponse *response = nil;
    NSError *error = nil;
    NSData* _connectionData = [NSURLConnection sendSynchronousRequest:_request returningResponse:&response error:&error];

    if (nil != error)
    {
        NSLog(@"Error: %@", error);
    }
    else
    {
        NSError* error = nil;
        NSMutableDictionary* json = nil;
        NSString* dataString = [[NSString alloc] initWithData:_connectionData encoding:NSUTF8StringEncoding];
        NSLog(@"%@", dataString);
        
        if (nil != _connectionData)
        {
            json = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:_connectionData options:NSJSONReadingMutableContainers error:&error];
        }
        
        if (error || !json)
        {
            NSLog(@"Could not parse loaded json with error:%@", error);
        }
        
        NSLog(@"%@", json);
        _connectionData = nil;
    }
    
    [pool drain];

    return 0;
}
<?php
// This sample uses the Apache HTTP client from HTTP Components (http://hc.apache.org/httpcomponents-client-ga/)
require_once 'HTTP/Request2.php';

$request = new Http_Request2('https://api.wmata.com/Incidents.svc/ElevatorIncidents');
$url = $request->getUrl();

$headers = array(
    // Request headers
    'api_key' => '{subscription key}',
);

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
    'StationCode' => '{string}',
);

$url->setQueryVariables($parameters);

$request->setMethod(HTTP_Request2::METHOD_GET);

// Request body
$request->setBody("{body}");

try
{
    $response = $request->send();
    echo $response->getBody();
}
catch (HttpException $ex)
{
    echo $ex;
}

?>
########### Python 2.7 #############
import httplib, urllib, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'api_key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'StationCode': '{string}',
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.wmata.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/Incidents.svc/ElevatorIncidents?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################

########### Python 3.2 #############
import http.client, urllib.request, urllib.parse, urllib.error, base64

headers = {
    # Request headers
    'api_key': '{subscription key}',
}

params = urllib.parse.urlencode({
    # Request parameters
    'StationCode': '{string}',
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.wmata.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/Incidents.svc/ElevatorIncidents?%s" % params, "{body}", headers)
    response = conn.getresponse()
    data = response.read()
    print(data)
    conn.close()
except Exception as e:
    print("[Errno {0}] {1}".format(e.errno, e.strerror))

####################################
require 'net/http'

uri = URI('https://api.wmata.com/Incidents.svc/ElevatorIncidents')

query = URI.encode_www_form({
    # Request parameters
    'StationCode' => '{string}'
})

if uri.query && uri.query.length > 0
    uri.query += '&' + query
else
    uri.query = query
end

request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.request_uri)
# Request headers
request['api_key'] = '{subscription key}'
# Request body
request.body = "{body}"

response = Net::HTTP.start(uri.host, uri.port, :use_ssl => uri.scheme == 'https') do |http|
    http.request(request)
end

puts response.body