Landover station

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Landover station from inbound end of platform.jpg
Landover station in May 2010
Location3000 Pennsy Drive, Hyattsville, Maryland
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: A12, F12
Bus transport TheBus: 27
Parking1,866 spaces
Bicycle facilities26 racks, 8 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeD12
OpenedNovember 20, 1978 (November 20, 1978)
2017731 daily[1]Decrease 52.7%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
toward Vienna
Orange Line New Carrollton

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.[2][3] Its opening coincided with the completion of 7.4 miles (11.9 km)[4] of rail northeast of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Cheverly, Deanwood, Minnesota Avenue, and New Carrollton stations.[2][3]

The Pennsylvania Railroad (later Penn Central, then Conrail) previously operated a commuter rail stop at Landover, located at Old Landover Road. In August 1982, when Conrail trains began stopping at Capital Beltway station, used by intercity trains since 1970, Lanham and Landover stations were closed.[5]

In May 2018, Metro announced an extensive renovation of platforms at twenty stations across the system. The platform at the Landover station would be rebuilt starting in mid-2021.[6]

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Westbound WMATA Orange.svg toward Vienna/Fairfax–GMU (Cheverly)
Island platform
Eastbound WMATA Orange.svg toward New Carrollton (Terminus)
G Street level Exit/entrance, buses, parking


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Feaver, Douglas B. (November 12, 1978). "Orange Line brings Metro to Beltway". The Washington Post. p. C1.
  3. ^ a b Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978). "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line". The Washington Post. p. D1.
  4. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Sauve, Frances (August 11, 1982). "Commuter Trains' New Stop". The Washington Post. p. MD11.
  6. ^ Siddiqui, Faiz (May 7, 2018). "Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 19, 2019.

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