Aberdeen station (Maryland)

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Aberdeen
Aberdeen Amtrak-MARC Station.JPG
Station as seen from the 1982-built pedestrian bridge
Location 18 East Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen, MD 21001
United States
Coordinates 39°30′30″N 76°09′48″W / 39.5084°N 76.1632°W / 39.5084; -76.1632Coordinates: 39°30′30″N 76°09′48″W / 39.5084°N 76.1632°W / 39.5084; -76.1632
Line(s) Northeast Corridor
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Connections Local Transit Harford Transit: 1, 1A, 4, 6, 6A, 8
Local Transit MTA Maryland: Commuter Bus 420[1]
Construction
Parking 189 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities Bike Racks
Other information
Station code ABE
History
Opened 1898
Rebuilt 1943
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 55,387 annually[2]Decrease 6.48% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Northeast Regional
MARC
Penn Line
Terminus
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
Hilltopper
toward Boston South

Aberdeen is a train station in Aberdeen, Maryland, on the Northeast Corridor. It is served by Amtrak's Northeast Regional and is served by MARC's Penn Line. It is located at 18 East Bel Air Avenue at the intersection of Pulaski Boulevard (US 40) and West Bel Air Avenue (MD 132).[1]

History[edit]

The station was originally built by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad approximately in 1898, and inherited by the Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington Railroad.[3] The current station is a modern structure built in 1943 by Lester C. Tichy (1905–1981) for the Pennsylvania Railroad,[4] It contains a 1960s-style pedestrian tunnel, with one of the entrances located at the former north station house. It also contains a pedestrian bridge built in 1982. Aberdeen was also served by an 1886-built Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station along what is now the CSX Philadelphia Subdivision just north of this one on West Bel Air Avenue.[5] Prior to the mid-1980s there was a grade crossing located next to the station. It was removed after Amtrak completed the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project and replaced with an overpass.

Service[edit]

MARC[edit]

Aberdeen is on the northern section of MARC's Penn Line, served by seven northbound and six southbound trains daily.[6] In April 2017, the daily MARC ridership was 159.[7]

Amtrak[edit]

The station is serviced by most Northeast Regional trains running between Penn Station in New York City and Union Station in Washington, D.C., but only by some trains originating at South Station in Boston. Acela Express and all long-distance trains pass through the station without stopping.[8][9]

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine Skywalk connecting platforms
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Penn Line toward Washington, D.C. (Edgewood)
Northeast Regional toward Virginia (Baltimore)
Bypass track Northeast Corridor services do not stop here →
Northbound Northeast Regional toward Boston (Newark)
Penn Line toward Perryville (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/entrance and parking

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MARC Station Information". MARC. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Maryland" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  3. ^ Harford County: Then and Now, by Bill Bates; Page 61
  4. ^ Library of Congress Photographs from 1944
  5. ^ Existing railway stations in Harford County, Maryland
  6. ^ "Penn Line Schedule" (PDF). MARC. April 23, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  7. ^ "MARC Riders Advisory Council Meeting Minutes: May 18, 2017" (PDF). MARC. May 18, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Northeast Corridor Schedule Boston/Springfield–Washington, DC" (PDF). Amtrak. June 9, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Northeast Corridor Schedule New York–Washington, DC" (PDF). Amtrak. June 11, 2018. Retrieved June 11, 2018. 

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