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Rockville (Washington Metro)

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Rockville (Washington Metro)

Rockville
Amtrak station
MARC commuter rail station
Washington Metro rapid transit station
Station statistics
Address 251 Hungerford Drive (Metro & Amtrak)
307 South Stonestreet Avenue (MARC)
Rockville, MD 20850
Coordinates

39°05′03″N 77°08′46″W / 39.084238°N 77.146125°W / 39.084238; -77.146125Coordinates: 39°05′03″N 77°08′46″W / 39.084238°N 77.146125°W / 39.084238; -77.146125

Line(s)

Metro

MARC:

Amtrak:

Connections Metrobus: Q1, Q4, Q5, Q6, T2
Platforms 1 island platform (Red Line)
2 side platforms (MARC & Amtrak)
Tracks 4 (2 for each service)
Parking 524 spaces
Bicycle facilities 69 racks, 40 lockers
Other information
Opened July 25, 1984; 30 years ago (July 25, 1984)
Accessible
Station code Amtrak: RKV
Metro: A14
Owned by WMATA
Traffic
Passengers (2012 daily outbound)312 (MARC)
Passengers (2006)1.593 million Increase 3% (WMATA)
Passengers (2012)4,213[1] Increase 4.9% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Terminus
Red Line
toward Glenmont
MARC
Brunswick Line
Amtrak
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited
Terminus

Rockville is a joint Washington Metro, MARC, and Amtrak station in Rockville, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on December 15, 1984, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station is serviced by the Red Line, and is located in downtown Rockville at Hungerford Drive (MD 355) near Park Avenue. The government buildings for Rockville and Montgomery County are located about two blocks away, as are those of several large companies. MARC's Brunswick Line commuter trains and Amtrak's daily Capitol Limited share the station building with Metro. The Metro portion of the station has an island platform with tracks on either side, while MARC and Amtrak utilize the two tracks adjacent to two side platforms on east side of the station.

An old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station was moved to make way for the Metro. The station opened on December 15, 1984.[2] Its opening coincided with the completion of 7 miles (11 km)[3] of rail northwest of the then named Grosvenor station and the opening of the Shady Grove, Twinbrook and White Flint stations.[2]

Station layout

Platform level Westbound ← toward Shady Grove (Terminus)
Island platform, Doors will open on the left
Eastbound toward Glenmont (Twinbrook)
Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Street Level Exit/ Entrance

Notable places nearby

References

External links

  • WMATA: Rockville Station
  • StationMasters Online: Rockville Station
  • The Schumin Web Transit Center: Rockville Station
  • Amtrak – Stations – Rockville, MD
  • USA Rail Guide: Rockville Amtrak-MARC-Washington Metro Station


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