Metro closures ahead for Route 1 Green Line stations


Michael Theis/Route 1 Reporter

A Branch Avenue-bound Green Line train pulls into College Park Metro Station.

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Metro’s accelerated Platform Improvement Project is coming to Prince George’s County’s Route 1 stretch of the Green Line.

According to Metro officials, work will begin at West Hyattsville, Prince George’s Plaza, College Park-University of Maryland, and Greenbelt Metro stations April 17 and 18, 2021 and May 1 and 2, 2021, to prep them for long-term station closures over the summer.

During those dates, rail service will be discontinued and there will be reduced or relocated parking to accommodate construction equipment. Bus service will replace trains service on those dates.

Rail service at the stations are expected to be discontinued from May 29 through September 6, 2021. Bus replacement service will be offered during this time.

The Platform Improvement Project is an effort to rehabilitate the system’s outdoor rail platforms. A total of 20 outdoor rail platforms are being reconstructed as part of the project, which has been underway since 2019. As of September 2020, 11 out of the 20 rail platforms have been completed. Previous work focused on stations in Virginia.

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