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BWI Airport opens Rail Station after multi-million dollar renovation

Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 17:21:49-05

LINTHICUM, Md. — Maryland Department of Transportation officials on Tuesday officially opened the renovated BWI Marshall Airport Rail Station.

The $4.7 million renovation project took 14 months to complete and serves the MARC Penn Line and Amtrak in Anne Arundel County.

“At MDOT MTA, we strive every day to enhance our riders’ transit experience,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “The renovated station at BWI Marshall Airport does just that for our MARC Train customers, and was accomplished without disrupting rail service.”

A temporary station was used for train and bus services during the construction.

The new design of the Rail Station includes larger seating areas which allows customers to be able to charge their phones and computers.

New ticketing facilities, vending machines, and state-of-the-art restrooms were also added to the waiting area.

The new facility will also serve LocalLink bus route #75 riders, along with travelers connecting to the Light Rail at the airport terminal.

“This updated station will welcome travelers from all over the world to Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region, and represents MDOT’s commitment to excellent customer service,” said MDOT Secretary Pete K. Rahn.

Other recent regional transit investments include $61 million for eight modern and more powerful MARC locomotives; $160 million for 53 new Light RailLink vehicles; $98 million for 172 low-emission clean-diesel buses; and $450 million for 78 new Metro SubwayLink cars, slated to be in service by 2022.