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College Park’s Metro Station, Three Others to Reopen Sept. 7

By Maryland Today Staff

Four Metro stations on the Green and Yellow lines, including College Park, are scheduled to reopen for service on Sept. 7 for the first time since spring. The Green Line will resume operations from Branch Avenue to Greenbelt, and the Yellow Line will resume from Huntington to Greenbelt.

The Greenbelt, College Park, Prince George’s Plaza and West Hyattsville stations had been closed since late May for reconstructing outdoor platforms and other safety renovations, including slip-resistant tiles, brighter and energy-efficient LED lighting, and illuminated handrails. In addition, the stations will have charging ports, new and more frequent passenger information displays, and upgraded speakers for announcements.

“We’re excited to welcome customers back to safer and more convenient stations, all while offering more trains and buses, longer hours and lower prices,” said Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld. “Metro’s aggressive capital program is making the system safer and more reliable for the entire region, and we’re now just three stations away from completing our goal of rebuilding 20 outdoor stations in need of these critical repairs.”

The project is part of Metro's 10-year, $15.5 billion capital improvement program.

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