SafeTrack Surge #14: Green Line Surge l Greenbelt to College Park

Progress Report as of 4/28/17

Progress Report as of 5/05/17

SafeTrack Surge #14
will result in a shutdown of a portion of the Green Line between Prince George's Plaza, College Park-U of Md and Greenbelt stations. The surge will be conducted in two phases:

  • Phase 1 - April 15 through April 29: Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and Prince George's Plaza. Greenbelt and College Park-U of Md stations will be closed. Green Line trains will operate on a near normal schedule at all other stations (between Prince George's Plaza and Branch Ave). Yellow Rush+ trains will not operate.
  • Phase 2 - April 30 through May 14: Free shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between Greenbelt and College Park-U of Md. Greenbelt Station will be closed. Green Line trains will operate on a near normal schedule at all other stations (between College Park and Branch Ave). Yellow Rush+ trains will not operate.

Highlights:

  • No trains between Greenbelt and Prince George's Plaza (phase 1) or College Park - U of Md (phase 2)
  • No Yellow Rush+ trains in service during the surge (any station)
  • Near normal Green Line service at all stations outside the work area

Surge #14 Map

Phase 1:

April 15-April 29

On Weekdays:

  • Limited free shuttle buses will replace trains between Greenbelt and Prince George's Plaza.
  • Greenbelt and College Park - U of Md stations closed.
  • Green Line trains will run near normal service every 6-8 minutes between Prince George's Plaza and Branch Avenue.
  • No Yellow Rush+ service. For Yellow Line service customers from Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street should transfer at King St-Old Town.
  • Yellow Line trains will operate normal service between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square.

Phase 2:

April 30 - May 15

On Weekdays:

  • Limited free shuttle buses will replace trains between Greenbelt and College Park - U of Md.
  • Greenbelt station closed.
  • Green Line trains will run near normal service every 6-8 minutes between College Park - U of Md and Branch Avenue.
  • No Yellow Rush+ service. For Yellow Line service customers from Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street should transfer at King St-Old Town.
  • Yellow Line trains will operate normal service between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square.
Weekend train frequencies may change to coordinate with other planned track work on the Metrorail system. Weekend service information is posted in the Alerts & Advisories section.

BROCHURES AND MAPS

Map of full service impacts
Parking availability PDF Icon
SafeTrack Surge #14 Flyer PDF Icon
SafeTrack Surge #14 Sign PDF Icon
Detailed bus information PDF Icon
Greenbelt shuttle bus stop map PDF Icon
College Park shuttle bus stop map PDF Icon
Prince George's Plaza shuttle bus stop map PDF Icon


TRAVEL ALTERNATIVES

Prince George's County SafeTrack Page - Information and alternatives for commuters in Prince George's County during SafeTrack
Fairfax County SafeTrack Page
- Resources for commuters in Fairfax County during Metro's continuing track work
MARC SafeTrack page - Information on using MARC as an alternative during Metro's SafeTrack project
University of Maryland Shuttle-UM SafeTrack Page - Resources to help mitigate the impact of Surge #14 on the UMD community.

  • Limited free shuttle buses between Greenbelt, College Park and Prince George's Plaza (Phase 1 only). Shuttles will operate starting at 4:30 a.m. weekdays from Greenbelt.
  • Customers who normally park and ride at Greenbelt and College Park (phase 1 only) should consider using New Carrollton (Orange Line), Prince George's Plaza (Green Line), Silver Spring, Wheaton or Forest Glen (Red Line) instead.
  • Customers traveling weekdays between Greenbelt and downtown should consider taking the MARC Camden Line and transfer to Metro at Union Station. MARC trains will make extra stops at Greenbelt/College Park during Surge #14.
  • Customers should consider Metrobus G12, 14 from Greenbelt to the Orange Line at New Carrollton.
  • Prince George's County's TheBus route 15X from Greenbelt to the Orange Line at New Carrollton will run additional buses providing service every 20 minutes.
  • For Yellow Line service, customers from Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street should transfer at King St-Old Town.
  • Shuttle-UM will run special Metro Express shuttles between campus and Prince George's Plaza Metro weekdays between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (Phase 1 only)

BUS

Metrobus

Greenbelt

87 Laurel - Greenbelt - New Carrollton
C2,C4
Greenbelt - University of Maryland - Prince George's Plaza - Twinbrook
G12, 14
Greenbelt - New Carrollton
R12 Greenbelt - College Park - Deanwood


College Park-U of MD

83, 86 College Park-U of MD - Prince George's Plaza - Rhode Island Ave
C8
College Park - Glenmont - White Flint
F6 New Carrollton - College Park - U of Md - Prince George's Plaza - West Hyattsville - Fort Totten
J4 College Park -Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center - Bethesda
R12 Greenbelt - College Park - Deanwood

Prince George's Plaza

83, 86 College Park-U of MD - Prince George's Plaza - Rhode Island Ave
C2,C4 Greenbelt - University of Maryland - Prince George's Plaza - Twinbrook
F4 Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Station) - Prince George's Plaza - New Carrollton
F6 New Carrollton - College Park-U of Md - Prince George's Plaza - West Hyattsville - Fort Totten
F8 Cheverly - Prince George's Plaza - Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center
R4 Prince George's Plaza - Brookland

TheBus


13
Prince George's Plaza - West Hyattsville
15X
Greenbelt to New Carrollton (Additional buses will provide service every 20 minutes)

Shuttle - UM

During Phase 1 of Surge #14, April 15 through April 29, when the College Park-U of Md Station is closed, Shuttle-UM is offering a special Metro Express Shuttle and Special Metro closure parking on campus to help mitigate the inconvenience to the University of Maryland community.

Special Metro Express Shuttle bus service will operate weekdays between the University of Maryland campus and Prince George's Plaza Metro from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every 6-12 minutes. Service will begin Monday April 17 through Friday, April 28.
Map of Special Metro Express Shuttle-UM Route

Special Metro Closure Parking Permit will be available to park in designated lots on campus for $5 per day or $50 for the closure period.


COMMUTER RAIL

MARC

For customers driving on I-95/BW Parkway, consider taking the MARC Camden Line (via Muirkirk or Greenbelt) downtown.


During Surge #14 MARC's Camden Line will make extra stops at Greenbelt and College Park. The Camden Line operates during the morning and afternoon rush hours only, Monday through Friday. There is no service during the midday and no weekend service. ( schedule)

PARKING

Current Park & Ride customers at Greenbelt and College Park (phase 1 only) should consider using Park & Rides at New Carrollton (Orange Line), Prince George's Plaza (Green Line) and Forest Glen, Wheaton or Silver Spring* (Red Line).
*Parking available at the Montgomery County Bonifant Dixon Garage near the Silver Spring Station.

The University of Maryland will offer a Special Metro Closure Parking Permit to park in designated lots on campus for $5 per day or $50 for the duration of Phase 1, April 15 through April 29, when the College Park - U of Md Station is closed.

Additional parking will be available during phase 2 near College Park Station at the Prince George's County owned parking lot across Campus Drive/Paint Branch Parkway. Parking will be on a first-come basis from May 1 -15. Entrance to the lot is located on Lehigh Road. Approximate address: 5087 Lehigh Road, College Park, MD 20740

BIKE

Capital Bikeshare- A bike transit service of the departments of transportation in the District of Columbia, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria and Montgomery County
  • As an alternative to regular membership options (starting at $8/day), CaBi is offering a flat $2 fare for single trips under 30 minutes.

Washington Area Bicyclist Association - Tips and directions on the best bike routes during Metro's SafeTrack program.


CARPOOLS, VANPOOLS & OTHER RESOURCES


Commuter Connections
- Provides commute options to get to work and get you home in an unexpected emergency. Among many services, it offers ridematching for carpools and administers the Guaranteed Ride Home program.

RideSmart Solutions - Guide to alternative transportation options in Prince George's County.

Maryland RideShare - Program offered by the MTA's Commuter Assistance Office that enables thousands of commuters to reduce their commuting costs through the use of carpooling, vanpooling and various alternative commute options.

Fairfax County Ride Sources - The RideSources program provides commuters with free ridesharing information, including ridematching assistance to form or join carpools or vanpools.

Vanpool Alliance - A public-private partnership to support vanpool riders and providers in Northern Virginia.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions or need assistance planning your trip, please call Metro Customer Service at (202) 637-7000.