Morgan Boulevard station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Morgan Boulevard Blue Line Silver Line
Morgan Boulevard Station.jpg
Location 300 Garrett Morgan Boulevard
Landover, MD 20785
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport TheBus: 22, 24, 26
Structure type Open-cut
Parking 635 spaces
Bicycle facilities 9 racks, 40 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code G04
Opened December 18, 2004; 12 years ago (December 18, 2004)
Previous names Summerfield (while under construction)
Passengers (2016) 1,757 daily [1]Decrease 16.81%
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Blue Line
Silver Line

Morgan Boulevard is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Summerfield, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on December 18, 2004, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue and Silver Lines, the station is located on Garrett Morgan Boulevard, one mile from FedEx Field, the home of the Washington Redskins. The stadium is about a 19-20 minute walk to the stadium from the station. In December 2012, Morgan Boulevard was one of five stations added to the route of the Silver Line, which was originally supposed to end at the Stadium-Armory station, but was extended into Prince George's County, Maryland to the Largo Town Center station (the eastern terminus of the Blue Line) due to safety concerns about a pocket track just past Stadium-Armory.[2] Silver Line service at Morgan Boulevard began on July 26, 2014.[3] This is one of the few stations not served by Metrobus. The Prince George's County bus system, called simply TheBus, serves this station. The platform at this station is wider than others and the station features double the number of faregates of similar stations because of the large volumes of passengers using it before and after football games.[4] For commuters, there is a day care facility at the station.

In 2011, the Morgan Boulevard station has the second-lowest average weekday ridership of the entire system, ahead of only Cheverly.[5]


In October 1996, the proposed routing for the extension of the Blue Line to Largo received a favorable environmental impact statement thus allowing for the project to move forward.[6] The plan represented the first expansion to the original 103-mile (166 km) Metro network and would include both the then named Summerfield and Largo stations.[6] The station gained approval from Congress as part of the extension in February 2000 with the federal government contributing $259 million towards its construction.[7]

Construction began in 2001, and by 2002 its name was changed to Morgan Boulevard as a result of the Prince George's County Board changing the name of the street from Summerfield Boulevard to Morgan Boulevard in memory of the African-American inventor Garrett Morgan.[8] The station opened on December 18, 2004.[9] Its opening coincided with the completion of 3.2 miles (5.1 km)[10] of rail east of the Addison Road station and the opening of the Largo Town Center station.[9] The final cost of building it, its sister station and the rail extension was $456 million.[4]In December 2012, concerns about a pocket track near the Blue and Orange Line's eastern split required trains on the Silver Line to continue to Largo Town Center station. All of the Blue Line's 5 eastern stations were added to the Silver Line. Morgan Boulevard was included. Silver Line service began on July 26, 2014.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Westbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Franconia–Springfield (Addison Road)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Wiehle – Reston East (Addison Road)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Largo Town Center (Terminus)
Silver Line Silver Line toward Largo Town Center (Terminus)


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2017-04-26. 
  2. ^ Aratani, Lori (December 5, 2012). "Metro details Silver Line service changes". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Halsey, Ashley (July 26, 2014). "All aboard! Metro’s new Silver Line rolls down the tracks for the first time". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Partlow, Joshua (January 1, 2005). "Newest stations to ease game-day crush; Redskins fans await rail, trail to FedEx". The Washington Post. p. B3. 
  5. ^ "Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. June 2011. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Fehr, Stephen C. (October 18, 1996). "Plan to extend P.G. Metro line moves forward; Environmental study allows Largo stops". The Washington Post. p. C3. 
  7. ^ Layton, Lyndsey (February 4, 2000). "Federal funds promised for new Metrorail stops". The Washington Post. p. A1. 
  8. ^ Meyer, Eugene L. (August 17, 2002). "Base living with cheers, a few fears". The Washington Post. p. J1. 
  9. ^ a b Dana, Rebecca (December 19, 2004). "Metro, Prince George's extend their reach; Two new Blue Line stations open, bringing passengers and economic potential". The Washington Post. p. C2. 
  10. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Retrieved July 28, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Morgan Boulevard (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°53′36.9″N 76°52′6.5″W / 38.893583°N 76.868472°W / 38.893583; -76.868472