|MARC commuter rail station|
|Location||Laurel Racetrack Road, Laurel, Maryland|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|2018||2 daily 60% (MARC)|
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. 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 evening 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.
Nearby places and attractions
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.
The station has two side platforms. The station is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, lacking raised platforms for level boarding as well as tactile paving along the edges of the platform.
|Southbound||← Camden Line toward Union Station (Laurel)|
|Northbound||Camden Line toward Camden Station (Savage) →|
- "MARC Station Information". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
- "MARC Station Information". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
- "December 2018 MARC performance (for Nov 18) – Ridership" (PDF). Maryland Transportation Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
- "MARC System Map (includes Laurel Race Track)]". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
- "MARC Camden Line WB Schedule". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
- Yeager, Amanda (August 20, 2015). "Laurel Park Station development gaining steam". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
- Google map of the station
- TrainWeb images: