College Park–University of Maryland station

College Park–University of Maryland is a Washington Metro station in Prince George's County, Maryland on the Green Line and Yellow Line. It also serves MARC's Camden Line.

College Park –
University of Maryland
MARC commuter rail station
rapid transit station
Location4930 Calvert Road
College Park, MD 20740
Owned byWashington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Line(s)Capital Subdivision
Platforms1 island platform (Washington Metro)
2 side platforms (Capital Subdivision)
Tracks4 (2 for each service)
Connections Metrobus: 83, 83X, 86, C8, F6, J4, R12
RTA: 302/G
TheBus: 14, 17
Shuttle-UM: 104, 109
MTA Maryland: 204
Structure typeat-grade
Parking1,870 spaces
Bicycle facilities81 racks, 40 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeE09
OpenedDecember 11, 1993 (December 11, 1993)
Passengers (2017)5,118 daily [1] 28.53% (WMATA)
Preceding station MARC Following station
Riverdale Camden Line Greenbelt
towards Camden
Preceding station Washington Metro Following station
Prince George's Plaza Green Line Greenbelt
Prince George's Plaza
toward Huntington
Yellow Line
Future services
Preceding station MTA Maryland Following station
East Campus
toward Bethesda
Purple Line M Square

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.

A multi-level parking garage on the east side of the station containing 1,345 parking spaces opened on June 25, 2005.[2]

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.[3]


Service at College Park began on December 11, 1993.

An incident on October 4, 1997, saw a single-engine plane crash into the Metro right-of-way west of College Park airport, injuring its six occupants and damaging the Metro fence and railing[4].

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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7]

MARC service

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.

Station layout

Platform level
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


  1. "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. "Officials celebrate opening of parking garage at College Park-U of MD Metrorail station" (Press release). WMATA. July 5, 2005. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  3. "Construction begins on Metro's first Bike & Ride facility at College Park" (Press release). WMATA. October 6, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  4. 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.
  5. "June 25 Fare Service Changes Printable Brochure" (PDF). 2017.
  6. "Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions". Washington Post. May 7, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
  7. "Metro to extend Yellow Line service to Greenbelt beginning May 25" (Press release). WMATA. May 20, 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2019.

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