|rapid transit station|
3000 Pennsy Drive|
Hyattsville, MD 20785
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
Metrobus: A12, F12|
|Bicycle facilities||26 racks, 8 lockers|
|Opened||November 20, 1978|
|Passengers (2017)||731 daily  52.7%|
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. Its opening coincided with the completion of 7.4 miles (11.9 km) of rail northeast of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Cheverly, Deanwood, Minnesota Avenue and New Carrollton stations.
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.
|Westbound||← toward Vienna (Cheverly)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||→ toward New Carrollton (Terminus) →|
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
- "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
- 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
- Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978), "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line; Ceremonies open new Orange Line", The Washington Post, p. D1
- 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.
- "Commuter Trains' New Stop: Beltway Station". Washington Post. August 11, 1982. p. MD11 – via Proquest Historical Newspapers. (Subscription required (help)).
Media related to Landover (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- WMATA: Landover Station
- StationMasters Online: Landover Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Landover Station
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