Laurel MARC Train Station Temporarily Closes Monday For Upgrades

PATCH: The Laurel MARC train station will close for 10 weeks starting Aug. 21 to replace platforms, stairs and ramps at the station. Officials say the $2.6 million project will help optimize safety for riders.

Officials said the temporary closure of the station will enable the station to return to full service in less than half the time it would take to repair one platform at a time.

“We appreciate the patience of our MARC customers as we update and modernize the Laurel Station,” said Maryland Transit Administrator Holly Arnold. “We understand this will cause some short-term inconvenience, but working this way will result in a far faster return to service for our riders and ensure the safety of riders and workers during construction.”

With the temporary closing of the Laurel station, other travel options will be available for the public to use:

  • Camden Line stations Muirkirk and Savage – fares to and from Muirkirk or Savage stations are the same as from Laurel. Free parking is available at both stations.
  • Penn Line stations Odenton or Bowie State University also offer free parking. Camden Line tickets are honored for travel on the Penn Line.
  • Commuter Bus Route 305 and Route 315 from the Scaggsville and Burtonsville park and ride lots into Washington, D.C. These commuter bus routes will honor MARC tickets during the Laurel station closure.
  • WMATA Bus 89M stops at several locations in downtown Laurel – a circle of Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue), Main Street and 7th Street – on its route to the Greenbelt Metro and MARC station. WMATA buses honor MARC weekly and monthly passes. Riders can transfer to a Camden Line train or WMATA Metrorail (appropriate Metrorail fare required).
  • RTA Route 409 from a stop along Route 1/Baltimore Avenue at the Laurel MARC station to the Savage MARC station.
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