West Hyattsville station

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West Hyattsville
WMATA Metro Logo.svg WMATA Green.svg rapid transit station
WMATA West Hyattsville station.jpg
Location2700 Hamilton Street
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Line(s)WMATA Green.svg
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport Metrobus: F1, F2, F6, F8, R4
Bus transport TheBus: 12, 13
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Parking453 spaces
Bicycle facilities50 racks, 36 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeE07
History
OpenedDecember 11, 1993; 25 years ago (December 11, 1993)
Traffic
Passengers (2016)3,455 daily [1]Decrease 10.1%
Services
Preceding station   WMATA Metro Logo.svg Washington Metro   Following station
Green Line
toward Greenbelt

West Hyattsville is a Washington Metro station in Hyattsville, Maryland on the Green Line. It is the first station in Maryland going northeast on the Green Line, and is located at 2700 Hamilton Street, near the west side of Ager Road and the north side of Queens Chapel Road.

West Hyattsville is one of only two stations that have elevated side platforms. Eisenhower Avenue on the Yellow Line is the other. Arlington Cemetery on the Blue Line, Cheverly on the Orange Line, and Prince George's Plaza on the Green Line also contain side platforms, although those stations are at ground level.

As of 2006, West Hyattsville served 1.246 million riders annually.[2]

History[edit]

Services began on December 11, 1993.

Until 2007, the station was served by the University of Maryland Shuttle Bus.

On June 25, 2017, Metro's Yellow Line trains stopped serving the station due to the elimination of Rush+, which was part of major changes to the Metrorail system.[3]

In May 2018, Metro announced an extensive renovation of platforms at twenty stations across the system. The platforms at the West Hyattsville station would be rebuilt starting in mid-2020.[4]

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound WMATA Green.svg toward Branch Avenue (Fort Totten)
Northbound WMATA Green.svg toward Greenbelt (Prince George's Plaza)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent
G Street level Exit/entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  2. ^ State of Maryland-2006 bond bill fact sheet State of Mayland Retrieved December 15, 2007
  3. ^ "June 25 Fare Service Changes Printable Brochure" (PDF). 2017.
  4. ^ "Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions". Washington Post. May 7, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to West Hyattsville (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 38°57′18″N 76°58′10″W / 38.955031°N 76.969522°W / 38.955031; -76.969522