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Greenbelt is a Washington Metro and MARC station in Prince George's County, Maryland on the Green Line. It is the northeastern end of the of certain rush hour Yellow Line trains and Green Line.  The station is located in Greenbelt (near Berwyn Heights, Beltsville, and the northern part of College Park), off of Cherrywood Lane near the Capital Beltway. With a parking lot of over 3,300 spaces,and with quick access to and from the Beltway, it is an ideal commuter station for both locals and people coming from elsewhere—such as the Beltway or from Baltimore. An express Metrobus service, the B30 route, is also available to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), allowing a connection to Baltimore transit services. Greenbelt Metro is also the most accessible station to NASA workers and visitors via the bus routes 15 and 15X, as well as metrobus routes G12, 13, 14, and 16.

Greenbelt station mezzanine

MARC train platforms at Greenbelt station (facing south)

Service began on December 11, 1993. There are tentative plans to extend the Green Line from Greenbelt northward toward Laurel, Fort Meade, and possibly BWI Airport.

MARC commuter rail trains, on the Camden line, stop at Greenbelt on a set of tracks that are parallel to the Metro tracks. The station has two high-level platforms and is unstaffed.

On the way to Greenbelt station, trains pass Lake Artemesia, which was created as part of the construction of the College Park-U of Md and Greenbelt stations. Sand and gravel excavated from what is now Lake Artemesia were used to construct the track bed and parking facilities at these stations.

Use during Obama inauguration

The Greenbelt station played an important role during the Inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009. Prior to this date, a decision was made by WMATA officials not to allow private automobiles to park at this station in order to allow more than 1100 charter buses to use the parking. However, only 35 such requests were made by private bus companies, and WMATA then reversed its decision, opening up 3,400 spaces to private vehicles.