For immediate release: February 19, 2021

Metro advises Green and Yellow line customers of parking restrictions and weekend closures at four stations ahead of summer platform reconstruction

Metro notifica a los usuarios de las líneas verde y amarilla sobre las restricciones de estacionamiento y los cierres durante los sábados y domingos en cuatro estaciones antes de la reconstrucción de plataformas de este verano

En español

As Metro continues its accelerated Platform Improvement Project during this period of low ridership due to the pandemic, customers on the Green and Yellow lines will begin to see preconstruction activity on February 20 at stations scheduled for reconstruction this summer.

At West Hyattsville, Prince George’s Plaza, College Park-University of Maryland, and Greenbelt stations, construction crews will be staging heavy equipment and materials that require the closure of surface parking areas and Kiss & Ride lots ahead of the summer construction. Three weekend shutdowns will also be necessary at the stations to conduct site testing, prepare the platforms for demolition by installing shoring, removal of mezzanine and ceiling tiles, concrete cleaning and more prior to the summer work beginning on May 29.

Customer Information

Weekend service February 20-21, April 17-18 and May 1-2 will operate as follows:

  • No Yellow and Green Line service at Greenbelt, College Park, Prince George’s Plaza, and West Hyattsville.
  • Yellow Line trains will operate between Huntington and Mt Vernon Square only.
  • Green Line trains will operate between Branch Ave and Fort Totten.
  • Free local shuttle buses will be provided between Greenbelt and West Hyattsville, stopping at all stations. Limited stop service will operate between Greenbelt, College Park and Fort Totten; and between Prince George's Plaza, West Hyattsville and Fort Totten. (View shuttle mapPDF Icon

Parking & Bus Relocation


Beginning February 20, 1,100 spaces in the Greenbelt Park & Ride Lot will close for approximately one year.

On March 5, the HOV Parking Lot and Kiss & Ride Lot 2 will also close for approximately one year. Accessible parking spaces are available in Kiss & Ride Lot 1, which will remain open throughout construction.

Prince George’s Plaza

On March 1, the south side Kiss & Ride will close for approximately one year. The bike lockers on the south side will also be relocated to the north side of the station. The north bus loop and Kiss & Ride Lot will remain open to customers.

Beginning April 19, the south bus loop will close for approximately five months. All buses from the south bus loop will relocate onto Belcrest Rd.

West Hyattsville

On February 20, 300 spaces in the Park & Ride Lot at West Hyattsville will close for approximately one year. Reserved and accessible parking spaces will not be impacted.

About the Platform Improvement Project

The platform work is necessary to address years of concrete structural deterioration that, left unaddressed, could pose a safety risk to riders. Metro will use the time to make improvements that enhance customer experience with a higher level of safety, accessibility and convenience. Key renovations include new slip-resistant tiles throughout the stations, brighter energy-efficient LED lighting and illuminated handrails, new stainless-steel platform shelters with charging ports and digital map/information displays, and new Passenger Information Displays (PIDs) with larger digital screens to improve visibility. 

Additional parking information is available at

Additional information about the Platform Improvement Project is available at