The Purple Line

The Purple Line is a proposed light rail line that will extend from Bethesda, Maryland in Montgomery County to New Carrollton, Maryland 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 University’s Research Park, M Square. With direct connections to Metrorail, Amtrak, and MARC, the Purple Line will provide more accessible and reliable transportation for University students, faculty, and staff.

Purple Line Car

16.2 miles
Length of the Purple Line
Estimated total daily riders in 2030
Expected construction timeline