Laurel Race Track station

Laurel Race Track is a passenger rail station on the MARC Camden Line between the District of Columbia's Washington Union Station and Baltimore's Camden Station.[4] The station was built in 1911, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad to serve the Laurel Park race track, as is indicated by the station's eponymous name.

Laurel Race Track
MARC commuter rail station
The Laurel Race Track station's Washington-bound platform as seen from the Camden Station-bound platform in July 2012.
General information
LocationLaurel Racetrack Road, Laurel, Maryland[1]
Line(s)Capital Subdivision
Platforms2 side platforms
Parking300 spaces[1]
20182 daily[3]Decrease 60% (MARC)
Preceding station MARC Following station
Laurel Camden Line Savage
Former services
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
toward Chicago
Main Line Savage

Service at this station is very limited. Only evening south/westbound trains (to Washington) stop at this station, and it is a flag stop, meaning that trains only stop if passengers need to get on or off.[5]

Nearby places and attractions


Transit-oriented development


The transit-oriented development community of Laurel Park station is planned to be constructed just north of the station and racecourse off of Whiskey Bottom Road. The new community calls for 1,000 mixed residential units, 127,000 square feet of retail space, and 650,000 square feet of office space.[6]

Station layout


The station has two side platforms. The station is not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, lacking raised platforms for level boarding as well as tactile paving along the edges of the platform.


  1. ^ a b "MARC Station Information". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "MARC Station Information". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
  3. ^ "December 2018 MARC performance (for Nov 18) – Ridership" (PDF). Maryland Transportation Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  4. ^ "MARC System Map (includes Laurel Race Track)]". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  5. ^ "MARC Camden Line WB Schedule". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  6. ^ Yeager, Amanda (August 20, 2015). "Laurel Park Station development gaining steam". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 19, 2016.

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