Germantown station (MARC)

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MARC commuter rail station
Germantown Station.JPG
The station at Germantown in July 2012
General information
Location19311 Mateny Hill Road, Germantown, Maryland[1]
Coordinates39°10′24″N 77°16′14.4″W / 39.17333°N 77.270667°W / 39.17333; -77.270667Coordinates: 39°10′24″N 77°16′14.4″W / 39.17333°N 77.270667°W / 39.17333; -77.270667
Line(s)Metropolitan Subdivision
Platforms2 side platforms
Disabled accessYes[2]
2018842 daily[3]Decrease 10.8% (MARC)
Preceding station MARC Following station
Boyds Brunswick Line Metropolitan Grove
Former services
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line Gaithersburg

Germantown is a passenger rail station on the MARC Brunswick Line between Washington, D.C. and Martinsburg, WV (with a branch to Frederick, MD).[4] It is one of the busiest stations on the Brunswick Line along with Silver Spring and Rockville stations. All Brunswick Line trains stop at this station.

The original Germantown station, which was built by Ephraim Francis Baldwin for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was destroyed by arsonists in 1978, and was reconstructed for MARC.

Station layout[edit]

Platform level
Street level North exit/entrance, parking
Side platform
Outbound      Brunswick Line toward Martinsburg or Frederick (Boyds)
     Capitol Limited does not stop here
Inbound      Capitol Limited does not stop here →
     Brunswick Line toward Union Station (Metropolitan Grove)
Side platform
Street level South exit/entrance, station house, parking


  1. ^ "MARC Station Information". MTA Maryland. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "MARC Station Information". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  3. ^ "December 2018 MARC performance (for Nov 18) - Ridership" (PDF). Maryland Transportation Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  4. ^ MARC station list (includes Germantown) Archived March 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine MARC official website

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