Metrorail Station Platform Improvement Project
Summer 2021 Metrorail Station Closures
An ongoing effort by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to improve deteriorating outdoor Metrorail platforms will cause several stations to temporarily close for reconstruction in 2021. According to a WMATA Fact Sheet, four Metrorail stations along the Green and Yellow Lines are anticipated to close from May 29 – September 6, 2021. These stations include:
- College Park-U of MD
- Prince George’s Plaza
- West Hyattsville
Parking at Greenbelt, College Park- U of Md, Prince George’s Plaza, and West Hyattsville will be free for the duration of the station closures. Regular rates will be charged at other Metro parking facilities.
Alternative Travel Options
Free shuttle bus service will be provided during the station closures. Metro shuttles and other convenient bus options are listed on the WMATA Alternative Travel Options Summer 2021 webpage. A map of the free shuttle bus service is also available. For those looking for alternatives to taking the Metro, there are several options available that can help you get around the region safely.
Commuters are encouraged to consider arranging formal carpools using the free Commuter Connections ridematching platform. New carpools comprised of three or more individuals may qualify for a maximum incentive of $130 for a 90-day period through the Commuter Connections ‘Pool Rewards program. An additional $100 may be awarded for carpools traveling along the I-66 corridor. Learn more at the ‘Pool Rewards webpage; scroll to the bottom for the “Pool Rewards for Carpools” section.
Commuters can also use Kiss & Ride lots or Park & Ride lots to form spontaneous casual carpools with the help of CarpoolNow. Carpool drivers picking up other passengers going to and from work can use the Commuter Connections CarpoolNow mobile app and will receive a $10 incentive payment per trip, up to $600 a year. Visit the CarpoolNow webpage to download the app. CarpoolNow works like other popular ride-hailing services, except the driver earns money commuting to and from work, and the passenger’s ride is free!
The free Guaranteed Ride Home program may provide free taxi rides to rescue commuters who are worried about how they’ll get home when an emergency arises. Rides are available Monday – Friday (excluding federal holidays) from 6 am – 10 pm. CLICK HERE to register and/or request a ride!
Other Helpful Links
WMATA’s Platform Improvement Project webpage.