Rockville (WMATA station)

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Rockville
Amtrak station
MARC commuter rail station
Washington Metro rapid transit station
Rockville.jpg
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
Red Line Red Line
MARC:

Amtrak:

Connections Bus transport Ride On: 44, 45, 46, 47, 52, 55, 56, 59, 63, 81
Bus transport 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 Handicapped/disabled access
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 (2013) 5,024[1] Increase 19% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Terminus
Red Line
toward Glenmont
MARC
Brunswick Line
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited
Terminus
The Amtrak/MARC side of the station as seen from the Washington D.C.-bound platform

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 the 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[edit]

P
WMATA Platform level
Westbound Red Line Red Line toward Shady Grove (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Red Line Red Line toward Glenmont (Twinbrook)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Maryland" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Zibart, Eve (December 16, 1984), "A rainbow coalition flocks to Red Line; 4 stops open amid hoopla", The Washington Post: A1 
  3. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings". Retrieved July 30, 2010. 

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