Odenton (MARC station)

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Odenton
MARC commuter rail station
MARC Odenton station.jpg
MARC train led by a Kawasaki bi-level cab car enters Odenton station.
Station statistics
Address 1400 Odenton Road (West Entrance)
300 Morgan Road (East Entrance)
Odenton, MD, 21113
Coordinates 39°05′13″N 76°42′23″W / 39.0869°N 76.7065°W / 39.0869; -76.7065Coordinates: 39°05′13″N 76°42′23″W / 39.0869°N 76.7065°W / 39.0869; -76.7065
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened July 2, 1872 (B&P)
Rebuilt 1943 (PRR), 1989[1]
Owned by Amtrak
Traffic
Passengers (2012 daily boardings) 2,100
Services
Preceding station   MARC   Following station
Penn Line
toward Perryville
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
toward Philadelphia

Odenton is a passenger rail station on the MARC Penn Line between Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Perryville, MD. The station is located along Amtrak's high-speed Northeast Corridor; however, Amtrak does not stop at this station.[2] Both platforms at the station are high-level and are among the longest in the MARC system.

History[edit]

Odenton Station was originally built in 1872 by the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad which was later merged into the Pennsylvania Railroad on November 1, 1902. The station survived the merger between the New York Central Railroad and the PRR that formed Penn Central; however, upon the establishment of Amtrak in 1971 passenger service to the station ceased, although it was used as a maintenance-of-way storage facility. MARC reopened the station for local commuter service in 1989.[3]

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Media related to Odenton (MARC station) at Wikimedia Commons

An Amtrak train flies past Odenton Station
A MARC Train rushes back to DC from Odenton. Note the PRR sign on the station house.