The Purple Line: Project Overview
The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail line extending from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George's County. It would provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton. The Purple Line would also connect to MARC, AMTRAK, and local bus services.
The Purple Line will operate light rail vehicles mainly in dedicated or exclusive lanes, allowing for fast, reliable transit operations. Twenty-one stations are planned along the route, creating new connections between communities and neighborhoods. As the Purple Line’s owner, the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is the lead agency, working with the support and close coordination of a team that includes the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Montgomery and Prince George's counties, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Maryland State Highway Administration, and local municipalities in the project area.
Click here to open a PDF of the project map (external link to Maryland Transit Administration website).
Please visit the MTA’s project website (external link) for more details about the Purple Line.