Muirkirk station (MARC)

Coordinates: 39°03′46″N 76°53′03″W / 39.0629°N 76.8841°W / 39.0629; -76.8841
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MARC commuter rail station
The southbound platform of Muirkirk station with US 1 in the background.
General information
Location7012-B Muirkirk Road, Beltsville, Maryland[1]
Coordinates39°03′46″N 76°53′03″W / 39.0629°N 76.8841°W / 39.0629; -76.8841
Line(s)Capital Subdivision
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsBus transport RTA 302
Parking650 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Station codeMUK
OpenedDecember 12, 1994; 29 years ago (1994-12-12)[2]
2018279 daily[3][4]Increase 3.3% (MARC)
Preceding station MARC Following station
Greenbelt Camden Line Laurel
Former services
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line Laurel
toward Chicago

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.[5] 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]

The station has two side platforms and a large parking lot east of the tracks. The station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


  1. ^ a b "MARC Station Information". MTA Maryland. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Fehr, Stephen (1994-12-12). "Commuter Lines Add Stations in Va. and Md". The Washington Post. p. D3. ProQuest 757194485.
  3. ^ [bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ "December 2018 MARC performance (for Nov 18) - Ridership" (PDF). Maryland Transportation Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  5. ^ 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.