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Camden Line

     MARC Camden Line
MARC EMD GP40WH-2 at Camden Station
Type Commuter rail line
System MARC Train
Status Active
Locale Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, suburbs
Termini Washington, D.C., Union Station
Camden Station (Baltimore)
Stations 12
Daily ridership 5,389 (Feb 2009)[1]
Opening 1835
Owner CSX Transportation (tracks)
Operator(s) Bombardier Transportation/Maryland Transit Administration
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Route map

The Camden Line is a MARC commuter rail line that runs between Union Station, Washington, D.C., and Camden Station, Baltimore, Maryland, over the CSX Capital Subdivision, and Baltimore Terminal Subdivision. Service began along this route in 1835 as part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O), making it one of the oldest passenger rail lines in the U.S. still in operation.[2] The Camden Line is the shortest MARC line and along with the Brunswick Line, is the successor to the B&O commuter services.

Stations list

State Town/City Station Connections
District of Columbia Washington, D.C. Union Station Amtrak: Acela Express, Cardinal, Capitol Limited, Carolinian, Crescent, Lake Shore Limited, Northeast Regional, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Vermonter, Thruway Motorcoach to Charlottesville, Virginia
MARC: Penn Line, Brunswick Line
VRE: Manassas Line, Fredericksburg Line
Metrorail: Red Line
Metrobus: 80, 96, 97, D3, D6, D8, X1, X2, X8, X9
DC Circulator: Georgetown, Navy Yard
MTA Maryland: 903
Loudoun County Transit: Loudoun County
PRTC: Lake Ridge OmniRide
Intercity bus service: Greyhound, Peter Pan, BoltBus, Megabus, Washington Deluxe, BestBus (DC2NY)
Maryland Riverdale Park Riverdale College Park College Park Metrorail: Green Line
Metrobus: 83, 83X, 86, C8, F6, J4, R11, R12
University of Maryland, College Park: Shuttle-UM 104, 109
RTA: 302/G
MTA Commuter Bus: 204
Greenbelt Greenbelt Metrorail: Green Line
Metrobus: 81, 87, 89, 89M, B30, C2, G12, G13, G14, G16, R3, R11, R12
University of Maryland, College Park: Shuttle-UM 129
RTA: 302/G
Intercity bus service: BoltBus
Beltsville Muirkirk RTA: 302/G
Laurel Laurel Metrobus: 87
RTA: 301/A
Laurel Race Track
Savage Savage RTA: 409/Purple
Jessup Jessup
Dorsey Dorsey RTA: 409/Purple, 501/Silver
St. Denis St Denis
Baltimore Camden Station MTA Light Rail


  1. ^ MARC Ridership Numbers Feb 2009 Retrieved 2009-06-28.
  2. ^ Dilts, James D. (1996). The Great Road: The Building of the Baltimore and Ohio, the Nation's First Railroad, 1828-1853. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.  

External links

  • MARC Camden Line official information page
  • Baltimore and Ohio Old Main Line and Washington Branch Photo Tours (TrainWeb)

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