College Park–University of Maryland (WMATA station)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
College Park – University of Maryland
MARC commuter rail station
Washington Metro rapid transit station
College Park-Universtiy Of Maryland.jpg
Station statistics
Address 4930 Calvert Road
College Park, MD 20740
Line(s)

Metro:

Green Line Green Line

Yellow Line (rush only) Yellow Line (rush only)

MARC:

Connections

Bus transport Metrobus: C8, F6, J4, R11, R12, 83, 83X, 86
Bus transport Connect-a-Ride: 302/G
Bus transport TheBus: 14, 17
Bus transport Shuttle-UM: 104, 109

Bus transport MTA Commuter Bus: 204
Platforms 1 island platform (Washington Metro)
2 side platforms (MARC)
Tracks 4 (2 for each service)
Parking 1,870 spaces
Bicycle facilities 81 racks, 40 lockers
Other information
Opened December 11, 1993
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code E09
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Green Line
Terminus
MARC
Camden Line

College Park – University of Maryland is a Washington Metro station in Prince George's County, 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 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.[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]


MARC service[edit]

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[edit]

P
Platform level
Southbound Green Line Green Line toward Branch Avenue (Yellow Line (rush only) Yellow Line (rush only) toward Huntington or Franconia–Springfield) (Prince George's Plaza)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Green Line Green Line (Yellow Line (rush only) Yellow Line (rush only)) toward Greenbelt (Terminus)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to College Park–University of Maryland (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°58′42″N 76°55′42″W / 38.978394°N 76.928201°W / 38.978394; -76.928201

  • MARC Commuter Rail platform at College Park.