|rapid transit station|
1600 Chapman Avenue|
Rockville, MD 20852
|Platforms||1 island platform|
Ride On: 5, 10, 26, 44, 45, 46|
|Bicycle facilities||68 racks, 26 lockers|
|Opened||December 15, 1984|
|Passengers (2017)||4,101 daily  0.61%|
Twinbrook is a rapid transit station on the Red Line of the Washington Metro attached to the Twinbrook neighborhood of Rockville, Maryland. One of a number of stations on the Rockville Pike corridor, it primarily acts as a commuter station.
Twinbrook station is located in the southern section of Rockville, one of the largest communities in Montgomery County. Specifically, it lies to the east of the intersection of Rockville Pike and Halpine Road, the railway's right-of-way splitting the latter in two.
Like other Metro stations in Montgomery County, Twinbrook is a center for planned transit-oriented development. The county planning department released the Twinbrook Sector Plan in 2009, which acts as a guideline for mixed-use, walkable development around the station. To fulfill this vision, the plan splits the surrounding area into three zones heading east: a mixed-use urban core area, a technology center, and a light industrial section. In addition, it calls for the redesign of certain arterial roads in the neighborhood such as Twinbrook Pike and Parklawn Drive as well as connecting dead-end streets to create a grid, aiding walkability. Not included in the Sector Plan is the Twinbrook Station project, which occupies land directly adjacent to the Metro station.
The station opened on December 15, 1984. Its opening coincided with the completion of 7 miles (11 km) of rail northwest of the then named Grosvenor station and the opening of the Rockville, Shady Grove and White Flint stations.
The station is one of the few on the system to have a single escalator serving the platform, usually set to carry passengers up. Passengers wishing to descend to the entry area are provided with an elevator and stairs.
|Outbound||← toward Shady Grove (Rockville)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Inbound||→ toward Silver Spring or Glenmont (White Flint) →|
|Outbound||← Brunswick Line, Capitol Limited do not stop here|
|Inbound||Brunswick Line, Capitol Limited do not stop here →|
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
- "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- Twinbrook station Archived December 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. WMATA Retrieved November 6, 2010
- Twinkbrook Sector Plan Montgomery Planning Retrieved November 6, 2010
- Site plan Twinbrook Station Retrieved November 6, 2010
- Zibart, Eve (December 16, 1984), "A rainbow coalition flocks to Red Line; four stops open amid hoopla", The Washington Post, p. A1
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 11, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2010.
- WMATA: Twinbrook Station
- StationMasters Online: Twinbrook Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Twinbrook Station
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