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Laurel (MARC station)

Laurel
MARC Commuter rail station
Laurel Railroad Station, December 2008
Location 22 Main Street
Laurel, MD 20707
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes; 10 lockers
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened 1884
Services
Preceding station   MARC   Following station
toward Union Station
Camden Line
toward Camden Station
  Former services  
Baltimore and Ohio
Main Line
Laurel Railroad Station
Laurel (MARC station) is located in Maryland
Laurel (MARC station)
Location East Main Street
Laurel, Maryland
Coordinates
Built 1884
Architect Ephraim Francis Baldwin
Architectural style Queen Anne
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73002165
Added to NRHP March 30, 1973[1]

Laurel is a historic passenger rail station on the MARC Camden Line in Laurel, Maryland, between Union Station in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore's Camden Station.[2]

The Laurel Railroad Station was originally constructed in 1884, for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The architect was E. Francis Baldwin. The structure is constructed of brick, and is one and a half stories, modified rectangle in form with overhanging gabled and hipped roof sections with brackets and terra cotta cresting, and an interior chimney. There is a louvered lunette in one gable, stick work in another, and fish-scale shingling under truncated hipped section; shed shelter, segmental arched openings. It is Queen Anne in style.[3]

Laurel station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973,[1] (although one source claims it was 1972) and was reopened into a MARC station when the Camden Line was established.

A fire gutted the interior of the station, and damaged its roof and brick walls, in January 1992.[4]

Laurel station is in the process of having its platforms rebuilt as part of a stimulus funding program announced by Vice President Joe Biden and Governor Martin O'Malley at the station in February 2009.[5]

Bicycle facilities

Ten bicycle lockers are available for rent at the station. The price for renting a locker was $70 per year as of January 2013, plus a $25 refundable security deposit. Lockers are not for short term use. The MTA Office of Customer Information (410-767-8749) is the point of contact for inquiries.[6]

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References

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  2. ^ MARC station list (includes Laurel) MARC official website
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