Halethorpe station

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MARC commuter rail station
Halethorpe MARC station, August 2013.jpg
Rebuilt Halethorpe MARC station from August 10, 2013.
Location5833 Southwestern Boulevard,
Halethorpe, MD 21227
Coordinates39°14′19″N 76°41′28″W / 39.2385°N 76.6911°W / 39.2385; -76.6911Coordinates: 39°14′19″N 76°41′28″W / 39.2385°N 76.6911°W / 39.2385; -76.6911
Owned byAmtrak
Line(s)Northeast Corridor
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport MTA Bus 77
UMBC Transit.png UMBC-Halethorpe Line
Parking770 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Passengers (2018)1,517 daily[2]Increase 19.7% (MARC)
Preceding station MARC Following station
BWI Airport Penn Line West Baltimore
towards Perryville
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Patapsco Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Arbutus

Halethorpe is a passenger rail station located in the unincorporated community of Halethorpe, Maryland on the Northeast Corridor. MARC Penn Line trains serve the station; Amtrak trains pass through but do not stop.[3]

Halethorpe station is located along Southwestern Boulevard (US 1) beneath a bridge for Francis Avenue, which also contains a staircase leading between the station and the bridge. A long parking lot between US 1 and the railroad tracks spans from north of the Washington Boulevard interchange to south of Tom Day Boulevard. South of Halethorpe, the Penn Line crosses under the MARC Camden Line east of the St. Denis station. The vicinity is considered an excellent spot for railfanning due to its proximity to Baltimore and its location at a point that sees CSX Capital Subdivision, Baltimore Terminal Subdivision, and Old Main Line Subdivision freight traffic.[4]

The station serves the University of Maryland Baltimore County two miles away. UMBC's Halethorpe/Satellite Transit Line provides a bus connection from the campus to the station. Additional communities include Arbutus, Catonsville, and Violetville.

A new ADA-accessible station with a high platform and a pedestrian bridge was completed on August 12, 2013. The station has two new 700-foot-long platforms with canopies, a pedestrian bridge, new stairs and elevator towers, a ticket area and restrooms.[5][6]

Governor Martin O'Malley dedicated the station to the late Del. James E. "Ned" Malone, Sr., father of then-current delegate James E. "Jimmy" Malone, Jr.[7]

Station layout[edit]

M Mezzanine Skywalk connecting platforms
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound      Penn Line toward Washington, D.C. (BWI Airport)
Southbound ← Amtrak services do not stop here
Northbound Amtrak services do not stop here →
Northbound      Penn Line toward Baltimore, Martin State Airport or Perryville (West Baltimore)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Exit/entrance, ticket machines, elevator


  1. ^ "MARC Station Information | Maryland Transit Administration". www.mta.maryland.gov. Retrieved Apr 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "December 2018 MARC performance (for Nov 18) - Ridership" (PDF). Maryland Transportation Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  3. ^ MARC station list (includes Halethorpe) Archived 2008-03-09 at the Wayback Machine MARC official website
  4. ^ "Halethorpe MARC Station". TrainWeb.
  5. ^ "Governor O'Malley Opens Renovated MARC Halethorpe Station". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  6. ^ "MARC Train station opens in Halethorpe". Baltimore Sun. Tribune. Retrieved 23 August 2013.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "New MARC station dedicated to late lawmaker". baltimoresun.com. Tribune. Retrieved 23 August 2013.

External links[edit]

Southbound Halethorpe Station platforms prior to the reconstruction.