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Greenbelt station

Greenbelt of TheBus routes 15 and 15X, as well as Metrobus routes G12, 13, 14, and 16.

Greenbelt station mezzanine
MARC train platforms at Greenbelt station (facing south)

Service began on December 11, 1993. There are tentative plans to extend the Green Line from Greenbelt northward toward Fort Meade, and possibly BWI Airport.

MARC commuter rail trains, on the Camden line, stop at Greenbelt on a set of tracks that are parallel to the Metro tracks. The station has two high-level platforms that are handicap-accessible, but no buildings, restrooms, telephones, ticket kiosks, or heaters, and is unstaffed.

On the way to Greenbelt station, trains pass Lake Artemesia, which was created as part of the construction of the College Park-U of Md and Greenbelt stations. Sand and gravel excavated from what is now Lake Artemesia were used to construct the track bed and parking facilities at these stations.


Use during Obama inauguration

The Greenbelt station played an important role during the January 20, 2009 inauguration of Barack Obama. Prior to this date, a decision was made by WMATA officials not to allow private cars to park at this station in order to allow more than 1100 charter buses to use the parking. However, only 35 such requests were made by private bus companies, and WMATA then reversed its decision, opening up 3,400 spaces to private vehicles.[4]

Station layout

P
Platform level
Southbound Green Line toward Branch Avenue ( Yellow Line (rush only) toward Huntington or Franconia–Springfield) (College Park – University of Maryland)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound Green Line toward Branch Avenue ( Yellow Line (rush only) toward Huntington or Franconia–Springfield) (College Park – University of Maryland)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
MARC platforms

References

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

  • WMATA: Greenbelt Station
  • StationMasters Online:
  • The Schumin Web Transit Center: Greenbelt Station
  • entrance from Google Maps Street View

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