Landover station in May 2010
|Location||3000 Pennsy Drive|
|Owned by||Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections|| Metrobus: A12, F12|
|Bicycle facilities||26 racks, 8 lockers|
|Opened||November 20, 1978|
|Passengers (2017)||731 daily  52.7%|
Landover is an island-platformed Washington Metro station in Landover, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on November 20, 1978, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Orange Line, the station is in a residential area of Landover at Pennsy Drive near Landover Road. It is primarily a commuter station, with parking for over 1,800 cars, but it also served the now-demolished Capital Centre, the former home of the Washington Bullets and Washington Capitals.
The station opened on November 20, 1978. Its opening coincided with the completion of 7.4 miles (11.9 km) of rail northeast of the Stadium–Armory station and the opening of the Cheverly, Deanwood, Minnesota Avenue, and New Carrollton stations.
The Pennsylvania Railroad (later Penn Central, then Conrail) previously operated a commuter rail stop at Landover, located at Old Landover Road. In August 1982, when Conrail trains began stopping at Capital Beltway station, used by intercity trains since 1970, Lanham and Landover stations were closed.
In May 2018, Metro announced an extensive renovation of platforms at twenty stations across the system. The platform at the Landover station would be rebuilt starting in mid-2021.
|Westbound||← toward Vienna (Cheverly)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||→ toward New Carrollton (Terminus) →|
|M||Mezzanine||One-way faregates, ticket machines, station agent|
- "Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings" (PDF). WMATA. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
- Feaver, Douglas B. (November 12, 1978). "Orange Line brings Metro to Beltway". The Washington Post. p. C1.
- Eisen, Jack; John Feinstein (November 18, 1978). "City-County fanfare opens Orange Line". The Washington Post. p. D1.
- Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). "Sequence of Metrorail openings" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
- Sauve, Frances (August 11, 1982). "Commuter Trains' New Stop". The Washington Post. p. MD11.
- Siddiqui, Faiz (May 7, 2018). "Metro wants to rebuild 20 station platforms over three years, creating SafeTrack-like disruptions". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 19, 2019.
Media related to Landover (WMATA station) at Wikimedia Commons
- WMATA: Landover Station
- StationMasters Online: Landover Station
- The Schumin Web Transit Center: Landover Station
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