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College Park–University of Maryland station

College Park – University of Maryland
MARC commuter rail station
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Green.svg rapid transit station
College Park-Universtiy Of Maryland.jpg
Location 4930 Calvert Road
College Park, MD 20740
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Line(s) Capital Subdivision
WMATA Green.svg
Platforms 1 island platform (Washington Metro)
2 side platforms (Capital Subdivision)
Tracks 4 (2 for each service)
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 83, 83X, 86, C8, F6, J4, R12
Bus transport RTA: 302/G
Bus transport TheBus: 14, 17
Bus transport Shuttle-UM: 104, 109
Bus transport MTA Maryland: 204
Construction
Structure type at-grade
Parking 1,870 spaces
Bicycle facilities 81 racks, 40 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code E09
History
Opened December 11, 1993; 24 years ago (December 11, 1993)
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 5,118 daily [1]Increase 28.53% (WMATA)
Services
Preceding station   MARC   Following station
Camden Line
toward Camden
WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro
Green Line
Terminus
  Future services  
MTA Maryland
toward Bethesda
Purple Line

College Park–University of Maryland is a Washington Metro station in Prince George's County, Maryland on the Green Line. It also serves MARC's Camden Line.

The station is located in College Park near the University of Maryland, College Park, with entrances at the intersection of Calvert Road and Bowdoin Avenue, and near the intersection of Paint Branch Parkway and River Road. It adjoins the headquarters of the American Physical Society and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Service at College Park began on December 11, 1993.

The station's bus terminal is host to several Metrobus lines, the 14 and 17 lines of The Bus, and the G Route of the Laurel Connect-a-Ride, as well as the University's complimentary Shuttle-UM running from the station to the Stamp Student Union on campus, connecting residents and passengers to Prince George's County, the University, and to Washington, D.C. The 104 bus shuttles students from the Metro to Stamp Student Union.

A multi-level parking garage on the east side of the station containing 1,345 parking spaces opened June 25, 2005.[2]

This station will be served by the light rail Purple Line, currently under construction.

In addition, the station is the first to feature a Bike & Ride facility. A mesh enclosure built into the adjacent parking garage, the facility can hold up to 120 bikes and has 24-hour access. The facility hopes to increase transportation to and from the station by bike and the facility is open for use as of March 2012.[3]

An incident on October 4, 1997, saw a single-engine plane crash into the Metro right-of-way west of College Park airport, injuring its six occupants and damaging the Metro fence and railing.[citation needed]

On June 25, 2017, Yellow Line trains stopped serving the station due to the elimination of Rush+, which is part of major changes to the Metrorail system.[4]


MARC service

MARC Commuter Rail platform at College Park.

MARC trains, on the Camden Line, stop at this station on a set of tracks that are parallel to the Metro tracks. These tracks are accessible from the west side of the station and also via a pedestrian tunnel that passes under the Metro tracks. Only select Camden Line trains stop at the College Park station. The station is unstaffed, which requires that riders buy a ticket on the train. As of 2013 the daily ridership was 152.[citation needed]

Station layout

P
Platform level
Southbound WMATA Green.svg toward Branch Avenue (Prince George's Plaza)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound WMATA Green.svg toward Greenbelt (Terminus)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street level Exit/entrance and MARC platform access
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Camden Line toward Washington, DC (Riverdale)
Northbound Camden Line toward Baltimore (Greenbelt)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

References

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ "Officials celebrate opening of parking garage at College Park-U of MD Metrorail station" (Press release). WMATA. July 5, 2005. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Construction begins on Metro's first Bike & Ride facility at College Park" (Press release). WMATA. October 6, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "June 25 Fare Service Changes Printable Brochure" (PDF). 2017.

External links

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