Rockville station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg Rockville Red Line
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
Bus transport Metrobus: Q1, 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; 32 years ago (July 25, 1984)
Passengers (2013) 585 (MARC)
Passengers (2015) 4424 daily [1]Decrease 7.23% (Metro)
Passengers (2015) 4883 annually[2]Decrease 8.5% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Red Line
toward Glenmont
Brunswick Line
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited

Rockville is a joint Washington Metro, MARC, and Amtrak train station in Rockville, 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
WMATA Platform level
Westbound Red Line Red Line toward Shady Grove (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Red Line Red Line toward Glenmont (Twinbrook)
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance, Amtrak/MARC platforms
Side platform
Inbound Brunswick Line toward Martinsburg or Frederick (Washington Grove)
Capitol Limited toward Chicago (Harpers Ferry)
Outbound Brunswick Line toward Washington Union Station (Garrett Park)
Capitol Limited toward Washington Union Station (Terminus)
Side platform

Notable places nearby[edit]


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 2016-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Maryland" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  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. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Retrieved July 30, 2010. 

External links[edit]

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