College Park Trolley Trail

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The College Park Trolley Trail is a 2.6-mile (4.2 km) long rail trail within the city of College Park Maryland.

The trail runs on the abandoned right-of-way of the Washington, Berwyn and Laurel Electric Railway. Streetcars started running on the line in 1903 as part of the Columbia and Maryland Railway and ran until 1962 when the entire DC Transit system switched to buses.

The first section of the trail, a 1.1-mile (1.8 km) long stretch north from Paint Branch Parkway to Greenbelt Road, opened in 2002. A second 1.5-mile (2.4 km) long section north to Paducah Road opened in 2005. In 2007 a third section south of the existing trail from Calvert Road to Albion Road opened.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GOVERNOR O'MALLEY ANNOUNCES FUNDING TO CONSTRUCT FINAL SEGMENT OF COLLEGE PARK TROLLEY TRAIL" (Press release). Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission. 2007-06-27. Retrieved 2009-08-14. 

Coordinates: 38°59′35.7″N 76°55′37.5″W / 38.993250°N 76.927083°W / 38.993250; -76.927083