Muirkirk station (MARC)

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Muirkirk
MARC commuter rail station
Muirkirk MARC Station South Platform.JPG
The southbound platform of Muirkirk station with US 1 in the background.
Location7012-B Muirkirk Road
Beltsville, MD 20705
Coordinates39°03′46″N 76°53′03″W / 39.0629°N 76.8841°W / 39.0629; -76.8841Coordinates: 39°03′46″N 76°53′03″W / 39.0629°N 76.8841°W / 39.0629; -76.8841
Line(s)Capital Subdivision
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport RTA 302
Construction
Parking650 spaces; Free[1]
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeMUK
History
OpenedDecember 12, 1994; 24 years ago (1994-12-12)[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2013)328 (MARC)
Services
Preceding station MARC Following station
Greenbelt Camden Line Laurel
towards Camden
Former services
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Riverdale
toward Chicago
Main Line Laurel
Ammendale
toward Chicago
Contee

Muirkirk 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] It is located at 7012-B Muirkirk Road over the bridge that carries Muirkirk Road above both the Camden Line and US 1.

Muirkirk station consists of two platforms with open shelters on both sides of the former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Washington Division line. A concrete open storm drain runs beneath the northbound platform. Three pedestrian walkways cross over the storm drain as well as the tracks. US 1 runs behind the southbound platform which is protected by guard rails and a chain-link fence.

Station layout[edit]

G Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound      Camden Line toward Washington, DC (Greenbelt)
Northbound      Camden Line toward Baltimore (Laurel)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Ground level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://mta.maryland.gov/marc-station-information
  2. ^ Fehr, Stephen (1994-12-12). "Commuter Lines Add Stations in Va. and Md". The Washington Post. p. D3 – via Proquest Historical Newspapers.
  3. ^ MARC station list (includes Muirkirk) Archived 2008-03-09 at the Wayback Machine MARC official website

External links[edit]

Media related to Muirkirk (MARC station) at Wikimedia Commons

Northbound platforms. Note the storm drain between the platforms and the main parking lot.