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If you’re a Metro rider, the next phase of SafeTrack has begun which means Greenbelt & College Park stations on the Green Line will be closed until May 14th. This also means you have to allot time in your normal travel routine.

Buses will replace those trains between Greenbelt and Prince George’s Plaza.

Check Below for Suggestions on Travel Alternatives:

Other Metro stations:

Metro riders who normally park their cars at Greenbelt or College Park should consider using New Carrollton (Orange Line), Prince George’s Plaza (Green Line), or Silver Spring, Wheaton or Forest Glen (Red Line) instead during phase 1, WMATA said.

For Yellow Line service, riders from Franconia-Springfield and Van Dorn Street should transfer at King Street-Old Town, WMATA said.

Shuttle bus: 

During phase 1 (April 15-29), limited free shuttle buses will run between Greenbelt, College Park and Prince George’s Plaza. Shuttles will run starting at 4:30 a.m. weekdays from Greenbelt.

During phase 2 (April 15-May 14), limited free shuttle buses will run between Greenbelt and College Park. Shuttles will run starting at 4:30 a.m. weekdays from Greenbelt.

Metrobus:

WMATA suggests Metrobus routes G12 and G14 from Greenbelt to the Orange Line at New Carrollton.

It also has numerous other Metrobus suggestions on its website here.

TheBus: 

Prince George’s County’s TheBus will run extra buses on its route 15X from Greenbelt to the Orange Line at New Carrollton, providing service every 20 minutes, WMATA said.

Riders can use route 13 between Prince George’s Plaza and West Hyattsville, according to WMATA. 

UMD campus shuttle:

Shuttle-UM will run special Metro Express shuttles between the University of Maryland-College Park campus and Prince George’s Plaza Metro weekdays between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. during phase 1.

MARC train:

Riders traveling between Greenbelt and downtown should consider taking the MARC Camden Line on weekdays and then transferring to Metro at Union Station, WMATA said. MARC trains will make extra stops at Greenbelt/College Park during the SafeTrack surge.

Bike:

Consider biking — whether with your own wheels or a rental from Capital Bikeshare. Capital Bikeshare has added an option for users to buy a single trip for $2.

Source: NBC4

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