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Morgan Boulevard is a Washington Metro station in Prince George's County, Maryland on the Blue Line; it began service on December 18, 2004. The station is less than a mile from FedEx Field, the home of the Washington Redskins. It is about a 15-minute walk to the stadium from the station.
The Morgan Boulevard Station gained approval from Congress in 1999. Construction began in 2001, and the cost of building it and its sister station, Largo Town Center, was over $450 million.
The platform at this station is wider than others because of the estimated large volumes of passengers using it before and after football games. For commuters, there is a day care facility at the station.
Originally, the station was to be named Summerfield, owing to the adjacent Summerfield Boulevard; however, the Prince George's County Board changed the name of the street to Morgan Boulevard in memory of Garrett Morgan, the African-American inventor of the stop-go traffic light. As a result, Metro changed the name of the station to match the new street name.
This is one of the few stations not served by Metrobus. The Prince George's County bus system, called simply The Bus, serves this station.
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