Twinbrook station

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WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Red.svg rapid transit station
Location1600 Chapman Avenue
Rockville, MD 20852
Coordinates39°3′44.6″N 77°7′14.8″W / 39.062389°N 77.120778°W / 39.062389; -77.120778Coordinates: 39°3′44.6″N 77°7′14.8″W / 39.062389°N 77.120778°W / 39.062389; -77.120778
Owned byWMATA
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: C4
Bus transport Ride On: 5, 10, 26, 44, 45, 46
Structure typeat-grade
Parking1,097 spaces
Bicycle facilities68 racks, 26 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeA13
OpenedDecember 15, 1984; 34 years ago (December 15, 1984)
Passengers (2017)4,101 daily [1]Decrease 0.61%
Preceding station WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro Following station
Rockville Red Line White Flint
toward Glenmont

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.[2]

Transit-oriented development[edit]

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.[3] 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 Parkway and Parklawn Drive as well as connecting dead-end streets to create a grid, aiding walkability.[3] Not included in the Sector Plan is the Twinbrook Station project, which occupies land directly adjacent to the Metro station.[4]


The station opened on December 15, 1984[5] as part of a 7-mile (11 km), four-station northwestern extension of the Red Line[6] between Grosvenor–Strathmore and Shady Grove stations.[5]

Station layout[edit]

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.

Platform level
Outbound WMATA Red.svg toward Shady Grove (Rockville)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Inbound WMATA Red.svg toward Silver Spring or Glenmont (White Flint)
Outbound      Brunswick Line does not stop here
     Capitol Limited does not stop here
Inbound      Capitol Limited does not stop here →
     Brunswick Line does not stop here →
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street level Exit/entrance


  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  2. ^ Twinbrook station Archived December 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine WMATA Retrieved November 6, 2010
  3. ^ a b Twinkbrook Sector Plan Montgomery Planning Retrieved November 6, 2010
  4. ^ Site plan Twinbrook Station Retrieved November 6, 2010
  5. ^ a b Zibart, Eve (December 16, 1984), "A rainbow coalition flocks to Red Line; four stops open amid hoopla", The Washington Post, p. A1
  6. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 9, 2013. Retrieved July 30, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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