Greenbelt station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Greenbelt Green Line
MARC commuter rail station
Washington Metro rapid transit station
Greenbelt station with train.jpg
Location 5717 Greenbelt Metro Drive
Greenbelt, MD 20740
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Green Line Green Line

Platforms 1 island platform (Washington Metro)
2 side platforms (MARC)
Tracks 2 (Washington Metro)
4 (MARC)
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: 87, 89, 89M, B30, C2, G12, G14, R12
Bus transport RTA: 302/G
Bus transport TheBus: 11, 15 ,16
Bus transport Shuttle-UM: 129
Bus transport BoltBus
Structure type at-grade
Parking 3,399 spaces
Bicycle facilities 60 racks, 52 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code E10
Opened May 1993; 24 years ago (1993-05)[1]
Passengers (2016) 5,802 daily [2]Decrease 8.12%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Green Line Terminus
Camden Line

Greenbelt is a Washington Metro and MARC station in Prince George's County, Maryland on the Green Line. It is the northeastern end of the Green Line.

The station is located in Greenbelt (near Berwyn Heights, Beltsville, and the northern part of College Park), off of Cherrywood Lane near the Capital Beltway. It has a parking lot of over 3,300 spaces,[3] and with quick access to the outerloop of the Beltway (Interstate 95 North) and from the inner loop of the Beltway (Interstate 95 South). It is a commuter station for both locals and people coming from elsewhere—such as the inner loop of the Beltway or from Baltimore. An express Metrobus service, the B30 route, is also available to Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI), allowing a connection to Baltimore transit services. Greenbelt Metro is also the most accessible station to NASA workers and visitors via TheBus routes 15 and 15X, as well as Metrobus route G14.

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

Metro service at Greenbelt began on December 11, 1993, coinciding with the opening of three other stations in northern Prince George's County, Md, and the completion of 7.96 miles of rail north of Fort Totten. There are tentative plans to extend the Green Line from Greenbelt northward toward Laurel, 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.

On June 25, 2017, Yellow Line trains will stop serving the station due to the elimination of Rush+, which is part of major changes to the Metrorail system.[4]

Use during Obama inauguration[edit]

The Greenbelt station played a 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.[5]

Station layout[edit]

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


  1. ^ Meyer, Eugene L. (1993-12-10). "Lukewarm Thrill at End of Line". The Washington Post. 
  2. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Metro - Rail - Parking - Daily Parking". WMATA. Archived from the original on 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2014-11-09. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Topic Galleries". Retrieved 2011-07-24. [dead link]

External links[edit]

Media related to Greenbelt (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 39°00′40″N 76°54′40″W / 39.011068°N 76.911011°W / 39.011068; -76.911011