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.
LocationLaurel Racetrack Road, Laurel, Maryland[1]
Line(s)Capital Subdivision
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Parking300 spaces[1]
History
Opened1910
Passengers
20182 daily[2]Decrease 60% (MARC)
Services
Preceding station MARC Following station
Laurel Camden Line Savage
Former services
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Laurel
toward Chicago
Main Line Savage

Laurel Race Track is a passenger rail station on the MARC Camden Line between the District of Columbia's Washington Union Station and Baltimore's Camden Station.[3] The station was built in 1911, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to serve the Laurel Park race track, as is indicated by the station's eponymous 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.[4]

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.[5]

Station layout[edit]

The station has two side platforms.

P
Platform level
Side platform
Southbound      Camden Line toward Union Station (Laurel)
Northbound      Camden Line toward Camden Station (Savage)
Side platform
G Street level Exit/entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MARC Station Information". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "December 2018 MARC performance (for Nov 18) - Ridership" (PDF). Maryland Transportation Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  3. ^ "MARC System Map (includes Laurel Race Track)]". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  4. ^ "MARC Camden Line WB Schedule". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  5. ^ 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