Landover (WMATA station)

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Landover
Landover station from inbound end of platform.jpg
Station statistics
Address 3000 Pennsy Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20785
Line(s) Orange Line Orange Line
Connections WMATA Metrobus: A12, F12
TheBus
Structure type Embankment
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 1,866 spaces
Bicycle facilities 26 racks, 8 lockers
Other information
Opened November 20, 1978
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code D12
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
toward Vienna
Orange Line
Terminus

Landover is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Landover, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on November 20, 1978, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Orange Line, the station is in a residential area of Landover at Pennsy Drive near Landover Road. It is primarily a commuter station, with parking for over 1,800 cars, but it also served the now-demolished Capital Centre, the former home of the Washington Bullets and Washington Capitals.

The station opened on November 20, 1978.[1][2] Its opening coincided with the completion of 7.4 miles (11.9 km)[3] of rail northeast of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Cheverly, Deanwood, Minnesota Avenue and New Carrollton stations.[1][2]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Westbound Orange Line Orange Line toward Vienna (Cheverly)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Orange Line Orange Line toward New Carrollton (Terminus)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B. (November 12, 1978), "Orange Line brings Metro to Beltway; Orange Line will bring Metro to P.G.", The Washington Post: C1 
  2. ^ a b Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post: D1 
  3. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved August 2, 2010. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 38°56′02″N 76°53′24″W / 38.933976°N 76.890028°W / 38.933976; -76.890028