Perryville station

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Perryville
MARC commuter rail station
Perryville PWB Station.JPG
Perryville station on June 9, 2009.
Location 650 Broad Street
Perryville, MD 21903[1]
Coordinates 39°33′30″N 76°04′18″W / 39.5583°N 76.0717°W / 39.5583; -76.0717Coordinates: 39°33′30″N 76°04′18″W / 39.5583°N 76.0717°W / 39.5583; -76.0717
Owned by Amtrak
Line(s) Northeast Corridor
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 4
Connections Local Transit Cecil Transit: 2, 5
Construction
Parking 135 spaces[1]
History
Opened 1905(PW&B)
Rebuilt 1992
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 159[2]Decrease 23.19% (MARC)
Services
Preceding station   MARC   Following station
Penn LineTerminus
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad

Perryville is a passenger rail station in Perryville, Maryland, served by MARC's Penn Line. The station is located on the southern part of the Northeast Corridor, between the Newark, DE and Aberdeen, MD stations. Although Amtrak does not regularly serve the station, a single Amtrak train—Northeast Regional No. 151—stops at Perryville to board MARC ticket holders traveling south.[3] The station is also the northernmost in the MARC system and the terminus for the Penn Line.[4]

History[edit]

A Metroliner passes through Perryville station in 1979

The Perryville station was originally built by the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad in 1905 and adopted by the Pennsylvania Railroad, and is located within a wye for the PW&B's Port Deposit Branch. When Amtrak took over passenger service in 1971, the station was closed but later in the decade became a stop for the Chesapeake between Washington D.C., and Philadelphia, until it was acquired by MARC.[5] The station was remodeled to its original specifications in 1992,[6] and is located near an Amtrak maintenance facility.

The station also contains the Perryville Railroad Museum, open on Sunday afternoons, which includes a model train layout and exhibits about the history of railroads in Perryville.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Penn Line toward Washington, D.C. (Aberdeen)
Penn Line termination track →
Amtrak services do not stop here
Southbound Amtrak services do not stop here
Northbound Amtrak services do not stop here →
Northbound Amtrak services do not stop here →
G Street level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MARC Station Information". MARC. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "MARC Riders Advisory Council Meeting Minutes: May 18, 2017" (PDF). MARC. May 18, 2017. Retrieved June 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Amtrak/VRE Cross Honoring". MARC. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "MARC System Map" (PDF). MARC. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "1979 Amtrak Chesapeake timetable".
  6. ^ "Awards". John E. Day Associates Inc. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008.

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