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December 23, 2019

Contact: Donna Scott-Martin

301-699-3500, x6152

Purple Line Light Rail Vehicle Model on Tour at New Carrollton Branch Library

New Carrollton, MD – The New Carrollton Branch of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is the next stop on the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) tour of its model Purple Line Light Rail Vehicle (LRV). This 140-foot light rail train will be the longest one of its kind in the nation. The model LRV is 1/20 the length of the actual light rail vehicle and will be on display at the New Carrollton Branch Library for several weeks.

“We are delighted to have this Purple Line LRV display available for our customers,” said Michael Gannon, the Library’s Chief Operating Officer for Support Services. “This is just another example of our Library System being Prince George’s Proud.”

The 16-mile Purple Line system consisting of 26 trains will run from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. Each train’s passenger capacity exceeds 400. All trains will have dedicated disability accessible space, 80 passenger seats and bike racks. Connections via the Purple Line include Metrorail’s Red, Green, Yellow and Orange lines, MARC, Amtrak, and local bus services.

About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), consisting of 19 branches, offers strategies for lifelong learning. Skills development library resources include Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, MANGO Languages, ArtistWorks for Libraries and Learning Express Library. Early literacy resources are Ready 2 Read Centers, Ready 2 Read Backpacks, ABCmouse, AWE Early Literacy Stations, Beanstack, Playaway Launchpads and PebbleGo. All these services are free with your PGCMLS library card. Also, enjoy 3D printing, Minecraft, DREAM (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) lab, chess clubs and TAG (Teen Action Group), free at your library. Engage with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram and YouTube. Check out our mobile apps! Learn more about what your Library has to offer at

About Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration

Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. In addition to developing the Purple Line, MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, MARC Train service and a comprehensive Mobility paratransit system. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit,, or