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The flooded metro is a location in the Capital Wasteland in 2277. It marks access to a metro tunnel in the southwest of the urban DC area, between the Arlington Library and Red Racer factory. A large raider encampment is just to the southeast of this location, across a road full of derelict cars.


The flooded metro is located on the side of an old expressway which is littered with decrepit pre-War cars and runs under the rubble of a highway overpass. The entrance to the old metro station is located in the middle of a square at the bottom of a set of nonfunctional escalators. On the other side of the expressway lies a large raider camp, whose occupants can easily overpower a lower leveled player.

The interior of the flooded metro is a fairly long and winding maze of stairs and tunnels that connect to Mason District South at the other end. It is infested with several mirelurks up to and including kings, as well as irradiated (highly in some places) water.

Notable loot

Flooded metro raider camp


  • One of the biggest chain reactions of car explosions in the game can be set off on the street here.
  • The Mason District, that contains Hubris Comics, can be accessed by going through the flooded metro.
  • The metro is a "Type A" random encounter location.
  • There is a "false" map marker named "Flooded Metro". In reality, the northern marker is the entrance to Arlington Wasteland Metro, from the vicinity of Wilhelm's Wharf and Grayditch.
  • If the player character has good Karma, this is a possible spawn point for Talon Company mercenaries.
  • The dead skeletal woman in the Pulowski shelter near the station is a covert pre-War Chinese commando.[1]


The flooded metro appears only in Fallout 3.

Behind the scenes


The station appears to have meant to have been named "Flooded Sewer." The files for the flooded sewer location refer to this specific flooded metro, and even hold files for the Shocker glove and an unused metro sign. There is another location on the game map of the same name.


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 There is a mirelurk hunter here that can sometimes teleport around to areas nearby the player, giving it the ability to sometimes surprise the player from behind. [verified]