BWI Marshall Airport station

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BWI Marshall Airport Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
Light Rail at BWI Airport station, June 2003.jpg
Light rail vehicle at the station in 2003
Location 7153 Elm Road
International Pier at BWI Terminal
Coordinates 39°10′52.47″N 76°40′6.44″W / 39.1812417°N 76.6684556°W / 39.1812417; -76.6684556Coordinates: 39°10′52.47″N 76°40′6.44″W / 39.1812417°N 76.6684556°W / 39.1812417; -76.6684556
Owned by MTA Maryland
Line(s)
  Light RailLink
Main Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections 20 airtransportation.svg BWI Concourse E
Bus transport BWI Shuttle to BWI Rail Station
Bus transport 17
Bus transport 99
Bus transport 201
Bus transport RTA 501 (Silver)
Construction
Parking A general-purpose paid garage, not specifically set aside for Light Rail riders, is adjacent to the stop
Bicycle facilities BWI Zagster Bike Sharing Station
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1997
Services
Preceding station   MTA Maryland   Following station
TerminusLight RailLink
Main Line
(BWI branch)

BWI Marshall Airport station is a Baltimore Light Rail station at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Maryland. It is one of the two southern terminals of the Baltimore Light Rail. The station platforms are just outside an entrance to the International Concourse on the lower level.

The station opened in 1997, with trains then serving the station every 34 minutes and operating to Penn Station. The system's routes and schedules have changed over the years; as of 2010, trains depart for Hunt Valley every twenty minutes during peak commuter hours and every half-hour at other times.

The station and the airport are served by Maryland Transit Administration's bus routes 17, 99, and 201; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other local transit agencies also have buses serving the airport, including Howard Transit's Silver Route.[1]

Station layout[edit]

G
Northbound Light Rail toward Hunt Valley (BWI Business District)
Light Rail alighting passengers only
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Northbound Light Rail alighting passengers only
Light Rail toward Hunt Valley (BWI Business District)
Street level Exit/entrance

Incidents[edit]

In 2000, there were two accidents in which light rail trains failed to stop at the station, ran into the end bumpers, and telescoped into the station's roof. In one case, the operator was under the influence of cocaine and oxycodone; he was fired four days after the accident and charged with reckless endangerment. In the other case, the operator was under the influence of prescription medication that made him drowsy.

As a result, a trip-stop was installed prior to the station. Operators of trains approaching the station must stop, reach out of the vehicle, and clear the trip-stop before proceeding at 10 mph (16 km/h) into the station. A proper medical policy was also instituted at the insistence of the Federal Transit Administration.[2][3][4]

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