Landover station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Landover Orange Line
Landover station from inbound end of platform.jpg
Location 3000 Pennsy Drive
Hyattsville, MD 20785
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Line(s) Orange Line Orange Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Metrobus: A12, F12
Bus transport TheBus: 27
Structure type Embankment
Parking 1,866 spaces
Bicycle facilities 26 racks, 8 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code D12
Opened November 20, 1978; 38 years ago (November 20, 1978)
Passengers (2016) 1,546 daily [1]Decrease 20.23%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
toward Vienna
Orange Line

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, Conrail trains began stopping at Capital Beltway station, used by intercity trains since 1970. Lanham and Landover stations were closed.[5]

Station layout[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved 23 April 2017. 
  2. ^ 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, p. C1 
  3. ^ a b Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new 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. ^ "Commuter Trains' New Stop: Beltway Station". Washington Post. August 11, 1982. p. MD11 – via Proquest Historical Newspapers. (Subscription required (help)). 

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