The Metro Purple Line is a proposed 16.2-mile Light Rail Transit line with 21 stations that will connect Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland. It will provide direct connections to the Metrorail Red Line in Bethesda and Silver Spring, the Green Line at College Park, and the Orange Line at New Carrollton. Construction of the Purple Line began in August 2017 and is expected to be completed in 2022.
Closeup Map of the DC Purple Line
The Purple Line will be funded through a combination of federal, state and local support. The Purple Line is being financed via a $5.6 billion public-private partnership, per the Washington Post. Estimated daily ridership by 2040 is expected to be more than 74,000 and construction is estimated to create 6,300 regional jobs during the five-year construction period. Building the new rail line will address the growing congestion on the roads by giving drivers a transit alternative and providing more options around the capital region. See a Guide to Using the Washington Metrorail.
Purple Line Stations are expected to serve the following communities: Bethesda, Connecticut Avenue, Lyttonsville, Woodside/16th St., Silver Spring Transit Center, Silver Spring Library, Dale Drive, Manchester Place, Long Branch, Piney Branch Road, Takoma/Langley Transit Center, Riggs Road, Adelphi Road/West Campus, Campus Center, East Campus, College Park Metro, M Square, Riverdale Park, Beacon Heights, Annapolis Road/Glenridge, New Carrollton
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