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List of MARC Train stations

A large commuter train with blue and orange stripes sits at a train station.
MARC Train service at BWI Rail Station in Maryland

The MARC Train is the commuter rail system serving the Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan Area in the United States. The system is operated by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA Maryland), and serves Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. The system covers a total route length of 198.2 miles (319.0 km) along three rail lines.[1] In the 2014 fiscal year, MARC Train service had an annual ridership of 8,979,468, with an average daily ridership of 33,696.[2]

State-supported commuter rail operations in Maryland began in 1974 when the Maryland Department of Transportation (Maryland DOT) funded train services from Washington, D.C. along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, later owned by CSX Transportation. The following year, in 1975, Maryland DOT began funding operations on the Conrail-owned Northeast Corridor, whose ownership was transferred to Amtrak in 1983. Following a marketing study in 1984, the Maryland-funded commuter rail service was branded as MARC (Maryland Area Rail Commuter).[3]

Current MARC Train service includes the Penn Line (operated on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor), the Camden Line (operated on CSX's Capital Subdivision), and the Brunswick Line (operated on CSX's Cumberland, Metropolitan, and Old Main Line Subdivisions, with limited service along the Frederick Branch).[3] There are 42 MARC Train stations in the commuter rail system;[4] all three lines terminate at Union Station in Washington, D.C, where passengers can connect with Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express, and Washington Metro trains.[3] Development of a new MARC station at the former Amtrak station in Elkton, Maryland began in 2014, with plans to open by 2040.[5]


MARC Train lines[1]
Line Inbound terminus Outbound terminus Stations Route length Owner Operator Daily ridership
(March 2015)[6]
Union Station Frederick or Martinsburg 18 85.0 miles (136.8 km) CSX Bombardier 7,302
Camden Station 11 36.6 miles (58.9 km) 4,436
  Penn Line
Perryville 12 76.6 miles (123.3 km) Amtrak Amtrak 23,401


All stations located in Maryland, unless otherwise noted.

MARC Train stations[4]
Station Line Rail connections Location
  Penn Line
Amtrak Aberdeen
Barnesville N/A Barnesville
Bowie State
  Penn Line
N/A Bowie
Boyds N/A Boyds
Brunswick N/A Brunswick
BWI Rail Station
  Penn Line
Amtrak Linthicum
Camden Station Baltimore Light Rail Baltimore
College Park Washington Metro College Park
Dickerson N/A Dickerson
Dorsey N/A Elkridge
Duffields N/A Duffields, West Virginia
  Penn Line
N/A Edgewood
Frederick N/A Frederick
Gaithersburg N/A Gaithersburg
Garrett Park N/A Garrett Park
Germantown N/A Germantown
Greenbelt Washington Metro Greenbelt
  Penn Line
N/A Baltimore
Harpers Ferry Amtrak Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Jessup N/A Jessup
Kensington N/A Kensington
Laurel N/A Laurel
Laurel Racetrack N/A Laurel
Martin State Airport
  Penn Line
N/A Middle River
Martinsburg Amtrak Martinsburg, West Virginia
Metropolitan Grove N/A Gaithersburg
Monocacy N/A Frederick
Muirkirk N/A Beltsville
New Carrollton
  Penn Line
Washington Metro New Carrollton
  Penn Line
N/A Odenton
Penn Station
  Penn Line
Baltimore Light Rail Baltimore
  Penn Line
N/A Perryville
Point of Rocks N/A Point of Rocks
Riverdale N/A Riverdale
Rockville Washington Metro Rockville
Savage N/A Annapolis Junction
  Penn Line
N/A Lanham
Silver Spring Washington Metro Silver Spring
St. Denis N/A Baltimore
Union Station
  Penn Line
Virginia Railway Express
Washington Metro
Washington, D.C.
Washington Grove N/A Washington Grove
West Baltimore
  Penn Line
N/A Baltimore


  1. ^ a b "MARC Growth and Investment Plan Update 2013 to 2050" (PDF).  
  2. ^ "Average Weekday Ridership & Total Transit Trips by Fiscal Year". Maryland Open Data Portal.  
  3. ^ a b c Van Hattem, Matt (June 30, 2006). "Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC)".  
  4. ^ a b "MARC Station Information".  
  5. ^ Owens, Jacob (August 28, 2014). "Elkton examines long-term plan to build new MARC station".  
  6. ^ "MTA Average Weekday Ridership - by Month". Maryland Open Data Portal.  
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