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College Park–University of Maryland station


College Park–University of Maryland is a Maryland on the Green 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 began on December 11, 1993.

The station's bus terminal is host to several 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.[1]

This station is planned to be one of the Metro stations on the Purple Line system, formerly known as the Bi-County Transitway.

In addition, the metro 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.[2]

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.[3]

MARC service

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.

Station layout

P
Platform level
Southbound Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Green Line ( Yellow Line (rush only)) toward Greenbelt (Terminus)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
MARC platforms

References

  1. ^ College Park-U of Md Metrorail station parking garage opens Saturday, June 25 (Washington Metro News Release; Archived from June 24, 2005)
  2. ^ Construction begins on Metro's first Bike & Ride facility at College Park (Washington Metro News Release; October 6, 2011)
  3. ^ http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/docs/history.pdf

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • WMATA: College Park-U of Md Station
  • MARC Camden Line MARC Camden Line
  • StationMasters Online: College Park-U of Md Station
  • world.nycsubway.org: College Park-U of Md Station
  • The Schumin Web Transit Center: College Park-U of Md Station
  • Calvert Road entrance to Metro from Google Maps Street View
  • MARC Station from Google Maps Street View

  • MARC Commuter Rail platform at College Park.
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