Largo Town Center station – Wikipedia

Washington Metro station

Washington DC metro station largo town center.jpg
Location 9000 Lottsford Road, Largo, Maryland
Coordinates 38°54′2.1″N 76°50′40.3″W / 38.900583°N 76.844528°W / 38.900583; -76.844528Coordinates: 38°54′2.1″N 76°50′40.3″W / 38.900583°N 76.844528°W / 38.900583; -76.844528
Owned by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transportMetrobus: C21, C22, C26, C27, C29
Bus transportTheBus: 21, 26, 28
Structure type Elevated
Parking 2,200 spaces
Bicycle facilities 4 racks
Disabled access Yes
Station code G05
Opened December 18, 2004; 17 years ago (2004-12-18)
2017 4,565 daily [1]Increase 9.29%

Largo Town Center is an island-platformed Washington Metro station in Lake Arbor census-designated place, unincorporated Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States, with a Largo postal address.[2][3]

The station was opened on December 18, 2004, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue and Silver Lines, it is the eastern terminus of the Blue and Silver Lines, and serves the town of Largo and The Boulevard at the Capital Centre.

It is the first and so far only station in Prince George’s County outside the Capital Beltway, and is located about a mile from FedExField, the home of the Washington Commanders. Largo Town Center is also a major commuter station, with two parking garages, containing a total of 2,200 spaces, connected by a bridge at the top level.


In 1980, Herbert Harris and other local legislators introduced legislation to study the feasibility of constructing an additional 47 miles (76 km) to the original 103-mile (166 km) network. Included in this request was a previously considered 13-mile (21 km) extension of the Blue Line through Largo en route to a proposed terminus at Bowie.[4]

In October 1996, the proposed routing for the extension of the Blue Line to Largo received a favorable environmental impact statement thus allowing for the project to move forward.[5] The plan represented the first expansion to the original 103-mile (166 km) Metro network and would include both the then named Summerfield and Largo stations.[5] The station gained approval from Congress as part of the extension in February 2000 with the federal government contributing $259 million towards its construction.[6]

Construction began in 2001, and the station opened on December 18, 2004.[7] Its opening coincided with the completion of 3.2 miles (5.1 km)[8] of rail east of the Addison Road station and the opening of the Morgan Boulevard station.[7] The final cost of building it, its sister station and rail extension was $456 million.[9]

In December 2012, Largo Town Center was one of five stations added to the route of the Silver Line, which was originally supposed to end at the Stadium–Armory station, but was extended into Prince George’s County, Maryland to Largo Town Center due to safety concerns about a pocket track just past Stadium–Armory.[10] Therefore, Largo Town Center is also the eastern terminus of the Silver Line, which began service on July 26, 2014.[11]

On January 13, 2022, WMATA’s Safety and Operations Committee recommended the name of the station be changed to Downtown Largo[12] after conducting a brief public opinion survey. [13]

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  1. ^ “Metrorail Average Weekday Passenger Boardings” (PDF). WMATA. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  2. ^ Largo Town Center.” Washington Metro. Retrieved on September 9, 2018. “9000 Lottsford Road Largo, MD 20774”
  3. ^ 2010 CENSUS – CENSUS BLOCK MAP (INDEX): Lake Arbor CDP, MD.” U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 1, 2018. Pages: 1 and 2.
  4. ^ Staff Reporters (June 26, 1980). “Area legislators ask study of 47 more miles of Metrorail”. The Washington Post. p. C1.
  5. ^ a b Fehr, Stephen C. (October 18, 1996). “Plan to extend P.G. Metro line moves forward; Environmental study allows Largo stops”. The Washington Post. p. C3.
  6. ^ Layton, Lyndsey (February 4, 2000). “Federal funds promised for new Metrorail stops”. The Washington Post. p. A1.
  7. ^ a b Dana, Rebecca (December 19, 2004). “Metro, Prince George’s extend their reach; Two new Blue Line stations open, bringing passengers and economic potential”. The Washington Post. p. C2.
  8. ^ Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (July 2009). “Sequence of Metrorail openings” (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 13, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  9. ^ Partlow, Joshua (January 1, 2005). “Newest stations to ease game-day crush; Redskins fans await rail, trail to FedEx”. The Washington Post. p. B3.
  10. ^ Aratani, Lori (December 5, 2012). “Metro details Silver Line service changes”. The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  11. ^ Halsey, Ashley (July 26, 2014). “All aboard! Metro’s new Silver Line rolls down the tracks for the first time”. The Washington Post. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  12. ^ “Approval of Station Name Change Largo Town Center Metrorail” (PDF). WMATA. January 13, 2022. Retrieved February 21, 2022.
  13. ^ “Metro asks public for opinion on potential name change to Largo Town Center Station | WMATA”. Retrieved February 22, 2022.

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