Metro Instructions & Maintenance information


For detailed instructions and map on how to use the local College Park Metro system, click here: 

Directions using Metro to the D.C. mall area

Note: The Metro system is undergoing maintenance. Click here for more details about particular metro line closed, and access a map of the free shuttle service. Also see below.

Metro Maintenance information

Earlier this year, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced that the Metrorail system will undergo substantial maintenance and modernization work this summer. As part of this work, the Green Line will be closed between Fort Totten and Greenbelt between July 22-September 4, 2023. This includes the College Park-U of Md Metro Station.

WMATA will operate free shuttle service between stations during Metrorail operating hours. We also encourage you to consider alternative transportation during this time, such as MetroBusShuttle-UMcarpool, and other forms of sustainable transportation.

WMATA will post street teams at Green Line stations this week to answer questions. Please contact WMATA or visit with questions or concerns.

Purple Line Nighttime Construction

Starting on or about Wednesday, July 26, 2023, the Purple Line project will be performing nighttime construction in the southbound lanes of Baltimore Avenue at Rossborough Lane. The work will occur from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. daily with the following impacts:

  • Rossborough Lane west of Baltimore Avenue will be exit only; vehicles will not be allowed to turn onto Rossborough Lane from Baltimore Avenue. 
  • Vehicles will only be able to access Lot C1 (near Turner Hall) from the lot entrance on southbound Baltimore Avenue.
  • Two lanes of Baltimore Avenue will be closed, with one lane of travel in each direction through the intersection. 
  • The Baltimore Avenue crosswalk at Rossborough Lane will continue to be closed.

The work will continue until the end of October. See this Map of Pedestrian and Vehicle Detours, and watch for flaggers, detour signs, and shifting construction activity. 

For the currently accessible route, please go to the Campus Map: Select the “Directions” tab, then click the “Accessible Pathways” checkbox to see accessible campus routes.

If due to a permanent or temporary disability, this construction outage presents a barrier to you, please contact Facilities Management’s Customer Response Center at: 301.405.2222 or via email at; you may also contact the University of Maryland ADA/504 Coordinator at:

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