Rockville station

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Amtrak inter-city rail station
MARC commuter rail station
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Red.svg rapid transit station
Location 251 Hungerford Drive (Metro & Amtrak)
307 South Stonestreet Avenue (MARC)
Rockville, MD 20850
Coordinates 39°05′03″N 77°08′46″W / 39.084238°N 77.146125°W / 39.084238; -77.146125Coordinates: 39°05′03″N 77°08′46″W / 39.084238°N 77.146125°W / 39.084238; -77.146125
Owned by WMATA
Platforms 1 island platform (Red Line)
2 side platforms (MARC & Amtrak)
Tracks 4 (2 for each service)
Connections Bus transport Ride On: 44, 45, 46, 47, 52, 55, 56, 59, 63, 81, 101
Bus transport Metrobus: Q1, Q2, Q4, Q5, Q6, T2
Structure type at-grade
Parking 524 spaces
Bicycle facilities 69 racks, 40 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: RKV
Metro: A14
Opened July 25, 1984; 34 years ago (July 25, 1984)
Passengers (2013) 585 daily (MARC)
Passengers (2016) 4,087 daily [1]Decrease 7.62% (Metro)
Passengers (2017) 5,605 annually[2]Increase 0.79% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited
Brunswick Line
WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro
Red Line
toward Glenmont

Rockville is a joint Washington Metro, MARC, and Amtrak train station in Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on December 15, 1984, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The station is serviced by the Red Line, and is located in downtown Rockville at Hungerford Drive (MD 355) near Park Avenue. The government buildings for Rockville and Montgomery County are located about two blocks away, as are those of several large companies. MARC's Brunswick Line commuter trains and Amtrak's daily Capitol Limited share the station building with Metro. The Metro portion of the station has an island platform with tracks on either side, while MARC and Amtrak use the two tracks adjacent to two side platforms on the east side of the station.

An old Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station was moved to make way for the Metro. The station opened on December 15, 1984.[3] Its opening coincided with the completion of 7 miles (11 km)[4] of rail northwest of the then named Grosvenor station and the opening of the Shady Grove, Twinbrook, and White Flint stations.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The Amtrak/MARC side of the station as seen from the Washington D.C.-bound platform
Metro platforms
Outbound WMATA Red.svg toward Shady Grove (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Inbound WMATA Red.svg toward Silver Spring or Glenmont (Twinbrook)
1F Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
MARC/Amtrak platforms
Street level Exit/entrance
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Outbound Brunswick Line toward Martinsburg or Frederick (Washington Grove)
Capitol Limited toward Chicago (Harpers Ferry)
Inbound Brunswick Line toward Union Station (Garrett Park)
Capitol Limited toward Washington, DC (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Notable places nearby[edit]


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved April 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Maryland" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Zibart, Eve (December 16, 1984), "A rainbow coalition flocks to Red Line; 4 stops open amid hoopla", The Washington Post, p. A1 
  4. ^ "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). WMATA. 2017. p. 3. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 

External links[edit]

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