Purple Line Vehicle Model on Display in Silver Spring

In three years, the Purple Line – a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County – will be up and running. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Line at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton. The Purple Line will also connect to MARC, Amtrak, and local bus services. The new light-rail line is expected to open in 2022.

There’s a light-rail model on tour right now and is on temporary display at the Silver Spring Library, which will be a future Purple Line station.

Once completed, the Purple Line will be considered a transit system separate from Metro, it will operate mainly in dedicated or exclusive lanes, allowing for fast, reliable transit operations.

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