Four Green Line Metro stations, including the College Park station, will reopen on Saturday after nearly a month, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced Wednesday.
Greenbelt, College Park, Hyattsville Crossing and West Hyattsville stations closed July 22 so WMATA could install new fiber-optic cable to update the communication network.
The reopening was originally slated for Sept. 5, putting WMATA three days ahead of schedule.
“We are proud of the important infrastructure improvements we made this summer which will benefit our customers with more reliable and timely service for years to come,” Andy Off, Metro’s infrastructure chief, said in the statement.
While the Green Line Stations were closed, University of Maryland students had to find alternative transportation routes in the Washington, D.C., area.
Until the end of the day Friday, Metro will continue to provide shuttle services from the College Park Metro Station to Fort Totten, the nearest open Green Line station.
Metro warned in its statement that there may be delays at the Fort Totten Station drop-off lot while the area is returned to normal condition after construction ends.