Laurel Race Track station

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Laurel Race Track
MARC commuter rail station
Laurel Racetrack Station.JPG
The Laurel Race Track station's Washington-bound platform as seen from the Camden Station-bound platform in July 2012.
Location Laurel Racetrack Road
Laurel, MD 20725
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 300 spaces[1]
History
Opened 1910
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 15 (MARC)
Services
Preceding station   MARC   Following station
Camden Line

Laurel Race Track is a passenger rail station on the MARC Camden Line between Washington, DC and Baltimore's Camden Station.[2] The station was built in 1911 by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to serve the Laurel Park Racecourse, as indicated by the name.

Service at this station is very limited. Only PM south/westbound trains (to Washington) stop at this station, and it is a flag stop, meaning that trains only stop if passengers need to get on or off.[3]

Nearby places and attractions[edit]

Transit-oriented development[edit]

The Transit-oriented development community of Laurel Park Station is planned to be constructed just north of the station and racecourse off of Whiskey Bottom Road. The new community calls for 1,000 mixed residential units, 127,000 square feet of retail space, and 650,000 square feet of office space.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MARC Station Information". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "MARC System Map (includes Laurel Race Track)]". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ "MARC Camden Line WB Schedule". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017. 
  4. ^ Yeager, Amanda (August 20, 2015). "Laurel Park Station development gaining steam". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 19, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 39°6′20.41″N 76°50′2.09″W / 39.1056694°N 76.8339139°W / 39.1056694; -76.8339139