BWI Marshall Airport station
Light rail vehicle at the station in 2003
7153 Elm Road|
International Pier at BWI Terminal
|Owned by||MTA Maryland|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
BWI Concourse E|
BWI Shuttle to BWI Rail Station
RTA 501 (Silver)
|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|
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[update], 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.
|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) →
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.
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