Howard, Laurel leaders ask CSX for more commuter rail service in Maryland

December 8, 2015

By Amanda Yeager
Howard County Times/Laurel Leader in The Baltimore Sun

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and Laurel City Council President Ed Ricks are joining together to appeal to railroad company CSX Transportation to allow full commuter train service at two stations in Laurel.Website Insert Cars and Financing copy

Kittleman and Ricks signed a letter to Brian Hammock, CSX resident vice president for state government affairs, on Monday morning, calling for an expansion of passenger rail service that would make it possible for commuter trains to stop at both the downtown Laurel MARC train station and at Laurel Park Station, 2,500 feet to the north.
Currently, the MARC train, which carries passengers between Baltimore and Washington, makes several stops a day at the station in downtown Laurel, which is in Prince George’s County. Laurel Park Station, in Howard County, is a flag stop, used only when there is a passenger waiting on the platform.

CSX, a freight transportation company, owns the tracks. The MARC commuter train is operated by the Maryland Transit Administration.

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