New Carrollton (WMATA station)
MARC commuter rail station
Washington Metro rapid transit station
|Address||4700 Garden City Drive (Metro)
4300 Garden City Drive (Amtrak)
New Carrollton, MD 20785
MTA Maryland Commuter Bus
|Platforms||2 island platforms (1 for each service)|
|Tracks||2 (Washington Metro)
|Bicycle facilities||18 racks, 16 lockers (Metro)|
|Opened||January 16, 1969 (Metroliner)(Capital Beltway)
November 20, 1978 (Metro)(New Carrollton)
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Amtrak|
|Passengers (2012)||174,054 1.4% (Amtrak)|
New Carrollton rail station is a joint Washington Metro, MARC, and Amtrak station in New Carrollton, Prince George's County, Maryland at the eastern end of the Orange Line and planned Purple Line, and adjacent to the Capital Beltway.
Greyhound, the nationwide intercity bus company, also stops at the station on routes serving Richmond, Virginia, Washington, Philadelphia, New York City, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and points beyond.
The New Carrollton station is the third station in the area to serve intercity rail traffic.
On November 20, 1978, Washington Metro opened its New Carrollton station — along with the Cheverly, Deanwood, Landover and Minnesota Avenue stations — marking the completion of 7.4 miles (11.9 km) of Metro track northeast from the Stadium–Armory station.
In the early 1980s, the state of Maryland took over commuter rail from Conrail (the successor to the Penn Central). The newly renamed MARC service was moved to Capital Beltway Station and Lanham station was abandoned. In 1983, Amtrak and MARC shifted service to the New Carrollton station, using a new island platform next to the existing Washington Metro platform.
The platforms of Capital Beltway were eventually demolished, although as of 2010 the concrete cap over the stairs that led to one of the platforms was still visible. The former station building off Cobb Road is now used by the Maryland DOT and the station's parking lot is used for road maintenance vehicles.
At New Carrollton, the Northeast Corridor consists of three tracks. The westernmost two tracks (Tracks 2 and 3) have an island platform between them, with Track 1 having no platform. To the east of the Amtrak platform is the Metro platform, serving the Orange Line. Bus loops and parking lots are located on both sides of the rail line.
The station has entrances at Harkins Road and Ellin Road, and Garden City Drive near US Route 50, and Exit 19 on Interstate 495. This station is planned to be one of the Metro stations on the Purple Line Light Rail route, formerly known as the Bi-County Transitway.
Long term plans for New Carrollton Station include adding a second island platform (providing access to Track 1) and adding a fourth track.
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- Amtrak History & Archives. Accessed March 28, 2013.
- Google Inc. Google Maps – Google Maps image of the location of the former Capital Beltway Station (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/?ll=38.954929,-76.865019&spn=0.002336,0.00331&t=h&z=18. Retrieved 25 February 2012.
- "MARC Growth & Investment Plan".
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: New Carrollton (Washington Metro)|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Capital Beltway (Amtrak station)|
- Amtrak – Stations – New Carrollton, MD
- WMATA: New Carrollton Station
- StationMasters Online: New Carrollton Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: New Carrollton Station
- USA Rail Guide: New Carrollton Amtrak-MARC-Washington Metro Station
- Ellin Road entrance from Google Maps Street View