Rail Station Information

Rail line and station information, including locations, fares, times, and parking.

JSON - Station Information

Description

Returns station location and address information based on a given StationCode.

Response Elements

Element Description
Address Structure describing address information.
Code Station code. Repeated from input.
Lat Latitude.
LineCode1 Two-letter abbreviation for the line (e.g.: RD, BL, YL, OR, GR, or SV) served by this station.
LineCode2 Additional line served by this station. This is often the case when stations have multiple platforms (e.g.: Gallery Place, Fort Totten, L'Enfant Plaza, and Metro Center).
LineCode3 Similar to function as LineCodeX.
LineCode4 Similar to function as LineCodeX. Currently not in use.
Lon Longitude.
Name Station name.
StationTogether1 For stations with multiple platforms (e.g.: Gallery Place, Fort Totten, L'Enfant Plaza, and Metro Center), the additional StationCode will be listed here.
StationTogether2 Similar in function to StationTogether2. Currently not in use.
City City.
State State (abbreviated).
Street Street address (for GPS use).
Zip Zip code.

Try it

Request URL

Request parameters

string

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.

{
    "Address": {
        "City": "Washington",
        "State": "DC",
        "Street": "607 13th St. NW",
        "Zip": "20005"
    },
    "Code": "A01",
    "Lat": 38.8983144732,
    "LineCode1": "RD",
    "LineCode2": null,
    "LineCode3": null,
    "LineCode4": null,
    "Lon": -77.0280779971,
    "Name": "Metro Center",
    "StationTogether1": "C01",
    "StationTogether2": ""
}

Code samples

@ECHO OFF

curl -v -X GET "https://api.wmata.com/Rail.svc/json/jStationInfo?StationCode=A01"
-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"] = "A01";
            var uri = "https://api.wmata.com/Rail.svc/json/jStationInfo?" + 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/Rail.svc/json/jStationInfo");

            builder.setParameter("StationCode", "A01");

            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": "A01",
        };
      
        $.ajax({
            url: "https://api.wmata.com/Rail.svc/json/jStationInfo?" + $.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/Rail.svc/json/jStationInfo";
    NSArray* array = @[
                         // Request parameters
                         @"entities=true",
                         @"StationCode=A01",
                      ];
    
    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/Rail.svc/json/jStationInfo');
$url = $request->getUrl();

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

$request->setHeader($headers);

$parameters = array(
    // Request parameters
    'StationCode' => 'A01',
);

$url->setQueryVariables($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': 'A01',
})

try:
    conn = httplib.HTTPSConnection('api.wmata.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/Rail.svc/json/jStationInfo?%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': 'A01',
})

try:
    conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection('api.wmata.com')
    conn.request("GET", "/Rail.svc/json/jStationInfo?%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/Rail.svc/json/jStationInfo')

query = URI.encode_www_form({
    # Request parameters
    'StationCode' => 'A01'
})

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