Silver Spring

On September 6, 2022, Metro will begin a major capital project replacing five escalators located at Silver Spring Station. The station entrance on the north side of Colesville Road will be closed for approximately four months.

For more information, read details here.

On or about April 17, 2023, MDOT MTA Purple Line construction crews will begin work on the new mezzanine that will connect the future Purple Line Station to Metro, MARC, and the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center.

For more information, read details here.

Silver Spring, MD

  • red Line

Directions to/from the station


  • Daily:
    • None
  • Metered Spaces:
    • None
  • Reserved Parking:
    • None
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  • Bike Racks: 39
  • Lockers: 30
  • Bikesharing: Yes

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Platforms at this station

There are 1 platforms at this station:
R Line

The red are center platforms.

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Destination Line(s) Weekday Flat Fare
(open - 9:30 p.m.)
Weeknight (9:30 p.m. - close)
& Weekend Flat Fare

*Note: Reduced fares (Senior, Disabled, Metro Lift) offer 50% off the total fare.
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Not Crowded Not crowded: likely to have the seating area to yourself
Some Crowding Some crowding: likely to have another person next to you or the possibility of standing
Crowded Crowded: no open seats likely, high chance of standing
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Station Notes

Attached to the multimodal Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center, this station is steps from the central arts district of Downtown Silver Spring.

MDOT MTA Purple Line construction is occurring outside this station. Customers may encounter construction-related impacts accessing the station.


Use the 360° interactive virtual tour to navigate the interior of the station. image for help


  •   wheelchair image showing this entrance is accessible

Train Levels

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StationView Information

StationView is a virtual tour captured after hours and does not reflect the real-time environment as escalators or elevators may be temporarily out of service. For current closures and outages, see Station Status.

Click on the white arrows to navigate the tour or skip to a level.

  • ST - Street level
  • MZ - Mezzanine
  • UL - Upper Level
  • LL - Lower Level

Note: Using StationView on a mobile device may incur data usage charges.

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Station Times

Station will open 10 minutes before the first train arrives.

Rail Lines Mon-Fri    Sat   Sun
Red Line Glenmont 6:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM
Red Line Shady Grove 5:09 AM 7:09 AM 7:09 AM
Rail Lines Mon-Thu   Fri    Sat   Sun
Red Line Glenmont 12:29 AM
1:29 AM
1:29 AM
12:29 AM
Red Line Shady Grove 11:42 PM
12:42 AM
12:42 AM
11:42 PM