College Park–University of Maryland station
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|MARC commuter rail station|
rapid transit station
|Location||4930 Calvert Road|
College Park, MD 20740
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform (Washington Metro) |
2 side platforms (Capital Subdivision)
|Tracks||4 (2 for each service)|
|Connections|| Metrobus: 83, 83X, 86, C8, F6, J4, R12|
TheBus: 14, 17
Shuttle-UM: 104, 109
MTA Maryland: 204
|Bicycle facilities||81 racks, 40 lockers|
|Opened||December 11, 1993|
|Passengers (2017)||5,118 daily  28.53% (WMATA)|
The station is located in College Park near the University of Maryland, College Park, with entrances at the intersection of Calvert Road and Bowdoin Avenue, and near the intersection of Paint Branch Parkway and River Road. It adjoins the headquarters of the American Physical Society and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The station's bus terminal is host to several Metrobus lines, the 14 and 17 lines of The Bus, and the G Route of the Laurel Connect-a-Ride, as well as the University's complimentary Shuttle-UM running from the station to the Stamp Student Union on campus, connecting residents and passengers to Prince George's County, the University, and to Washington, D.C. The 104 bus shuttles students from the Metro to Stamp Student Union.
This station will be served by the light rail Purple Line, currently under construction.
In addition, the station is the first to feature a Bike & Ride facility. A mesh enclosure built into the adjacent parking garage, the facility can hold up to 120 bikes and has 24-hour access. The facility hopes to increase transportation to and from the station by bike and the facility is open for use as of March 2012.
Service at College Park began on December 11, 1993.
On June 25, 2017, Yellow Line trains stopped serving the station due to the elimination of Rush+, which is part of major changes to the Metrorail system.
In May 2018, Metro announced an extensive renovation of platforms at twenty stations across the system. The platforms at the College Park–University of Maryland station would be rebuilt starting in mid-2020.
On May 20, 2019, Metro announced that Yellow Line trains will be re-extended from Mount Vernon Square and Fort Totten to Greenbelt at all service hours beginning May 25, 2019.
MARC trains, on the Camden Line, stop at this station on a set of tracks that are parallel to the Metro tracks. These tracks are accessible from the west side of the station and also via a pedestrian tunnel that passes under the Metro tracks. Only select Camden Line trains stop at the College Park station. The station is unstaffed, but has an automated Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) that riders can use to buy tickets. Since the TVM was added, riders that choose to purchase tickets onboard the train must pay an additional $5 fee. As of 2013 the daily ridership was 152.
|Southbound||← toward Branch Avenue (Prince George's Plaza)|
← toward Huntington (Prince George's Plaza)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Northbound||toward Greenbelt (Terminus) →|
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
|G||Street level||Exit/entrance and MARC platform access|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Southbound||← Camden Line toward Washington, D.C. (Riverdale)|
|Northbound||Camden Line toward Baltimore (Greenbelt) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
- "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
- "Officials celebrate opening of parking garage at College Park-U of MD Metrorail station" (Press release). WMATA. July 5, 2005. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
- "Construction begins on Metro's first Bike & Ride facility at College Park" (Press release). WMATA. October 6, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
- Wilber, Del Quentin; Stiehm, Jamie (October 5, 1997). "Six Pa. men injured in plane crash en route to rally. Aircraft was trying to land at College Park Airport". The Baltimore Sun.
- "June 25 Fare Service Changes Printable Brochure" (PDF). 2017.
- "Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions". Washington Post. May 7, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
- "Metro to extend Yellow Line service to Greenbelt beginning May 25" (Press release). WMATA. May 20, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
Media related to College Park–University of Maryland (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- WMATA: College Park-U of Md Station
- StationMasters Online: College Park-U of Md Station
- world.nycsubway.org: College Park-U of Md Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: College Park-U of Md Station
- Calvert Road entrance to Metro from Google Maps Street View
- MARC Station from Google Maps Street View