Work on new Halethorpe MARC station starts
The Maryland Transit Administration has launched a $21 million project to replace the obsolete Halethorpe MARC station, one of the busiest on the Penn Line, with a modern facility.
Gov. Martin O'Malley joined Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and local lawmakers Monday for a ground-breaking at the old Halethorpe depot.
O'Malley said the new station would include new and longer platforms, ramps, elevators and a pedestrian bridge. It will also include a new kiss-and-ride lot.
The Halethorpe station is the fifth-busiest on the Penn Line, serving about 1,300 passengers a day. The Halethorpe stop serves a wide range of communities in Baltimore city, Baltimore County and the Elkridge area of Howard County.l
The project is expected to address a longstanding lack of facilities for the disabled at the old station and to bring it into compliance with federal law on wheelchair access.
MTA Halethorpe Station
Photo illustration courtesy of MTA Maryland