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Largo Town Center Metro Stop - Blue Line - 9000 Lottsford Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Largo Town Center is an island platformed Washington Metro station in Largo, Maryland, United States. The station was opened on December 18, 2004, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for the Blue Line, it is the eastern terminus of the Blue Line, and serves the town of Largo and The Boulevard at the Capital Centre. It is the first station in Prince George's County outside the Capital Beltway, and is located about a mile from FedEx Field, the home of the Washington Redskins. 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.


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History

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.

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. 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. The station gained approval from Congress as part of the extension in February 2000 with the federal government contributing $259 million towards its construction.

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

Notable places nearby

  • The Boulevard at the Capital Centre
  • Six Flags America