Brunswick station (Maryland)

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Brunswick
MARC commuter rail station
Brunswick Train Station MD1.jpg
Brunswick station house, September 2012
General information
Location100 South Maple Avenue, Brunswick, Maryland[1]
Coordinates39°18′43″N 77°37′38″W / 39.31194°N 77.62722°W / 39.31194; -77.62722
Owned byCity of Brunswick
Line(s)Cumberland Subdivision
Metropolitan Subdivision
Platforms3 side platforms
Tracks4
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1891
Passengers
2018412 daily[2]Decrease 20.9% (MARC)
Services
Preceding station MARC Following station
Harpers Ferry
towards Martinsburg
Brunswick Line Point of Rocks
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Harpers Ferry Blue Ridge
ended 1986
Gaithersburg
Harpers Ferry Shenandoah
ended 1981
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Harpers Ferry
toward Chicago
Main Line Point of Rocks
Knoxville
toward Chicago
Tuscarora
Brunswick Railroad Station
Brunswick station (Maryland) is located in Maryland
Brunswick station (Maryland)
Brunswick station (Maryland) is located in the United States
Brunswick station (Maryland)
LocationBrunswick, Maryland, USA
Coordinates39°18′43″N 77°37′38″W / 39.31194°N 77.62722°W / 39.31194; -77.62722Coordinates: 39°18′43″N 77°37′38″W / 39.31194°N 77.62722°W / 39.31194; -77.62722
ArchitectEphraim Francis Baldwin
Architectural styleQueen Anne
Part ofBrunswick Historic District (ID79001128)
Added to NRHPAugust 29, 1979.[3]

Brunswick is a passenger rail station on the MARC Brunswick Line between Washington, D.C. and Martinsburg, West Virginia.[1] The station house, located at 100 South Maple Street in Brunswick, Maryland, is a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad depot that is a contributing property to the Brunswick Historic District, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since August 29, 1979.[4] The station was designed by Ephraim Francis Baldwin and opened in 1891 on Seventh Avenue. Several years later the building was moved to its current location.[5] It is a wooden frame building with stone walls up to the window sills, and features Palladian windows in the roof dormers.[6]

Amtrak's former Blue Ridge previously served the station and eventually dropped the stop from its timetables.[7] The Brunswick station was the final station in the CSX System to eliminate human ticket agents. Barb Eichelberger, the last employee of her kind in the entire system, retired in June 2010.[8]

Station layout[edit]

Brunswick features a unique station layout in which the westbound and eastbound tracks are separated by the station's parking lot. The station house is located just north of a platform serving the Martinsburg-bound trains, while two side platforms south of the parking lot serve Washington-bound trains.

P
Platform level
Street level Exit/entrance, station house
Side platform
Outbound      Brunswick Line toward Martinsburg (Harpers Ferry)
     Capitol Limited does not stop here
Outbound      Capitol Limited does not stop here
Street level Parking lot
Side platform
Inbound      Capitol Limited does not stop here →
     Brunswick Line toward Union Station (Point of Rocks)
Inbound      Capitol Limited does not stop here →
     Brunswick Line toward Union Station (Point of Rocks)
Side platform

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MARC station list (includes Brunswick) Archived 2008-03-09 at the Wayback Machine MARC official website
  2. ^ "December 2018 MARC performance (for Nov 18) - Ridership" (PDF). Maryland Transportation Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places Listings; August 29, 1979
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  5. ^ Maryland Historical Trust (1978-03-15). "Brunswick Historic District; National Register of Historic Places; Nomination Form". Retrieved 2016-03-26. p. 11.
  6. ^ Avery, Carlos P. (2003). E. Francis Baldwin, Architect: The B&O, Baltimore, and Beyond. Baltimore, Maryland: Baltimore Architecture Foundation. p. 36. ISBN 0-9729743-0-X.
  7. ^ Amtrak Timetables; October 25, 1981; Capitol Limited (Museum of Railway Timetables)
  8. ^ "Last CSX ticket agent retires at Brunswick MARC station". The Baltimore Sun. 2010-06-09. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2010-06-09.

External links[edit]

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