The Purple Line

The Purple Line is a light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. Three of the twenty-one stations will be located directly on the University campus, and one will be located in the Discovery District, the University’s research park. With direct connections to Metrorail, Amtrak, and MARC, the Purple Line will provide more accessible and reliable transportation for students, faculty, and staff. The Purple Line officially broke ground in August 2017, with an estimated completion date of 2022. 

Purple Line Car

16.2 miles
of Purple Line track
$5.5 billion
in construction costs
2017-22
Expected construction timeline