FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Distinctive Downtown Hub Will Connect Commuters, Visitors to Transit Options
BALTIMORE, MD (September 12, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) today joined with the Maryland Stadium Authority to open the new Camden Station in downtown Baltimore. The station provides direct service to MARC Train and Light RailLink, and its design complements the nearby historic and iconic Camden Yards Sports Complex.
“As part of our commitment to transit, our administration is proud to support this new facility, which will provide our riders with a modern customer service experience and is a milestone for Baltimore and all of Maryland,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “This station represents a tribute to Camden Station’s historic past, as well as its bright future as an important transit resource for commuters and visitors.”
The $7 million Camden Station includes an expanded seated waiting area, restrooms and new ticket vending machines, as well as service and informational displays. Bike racks, located conveniently outside the station, provide a multi-modal experience for passengers.
“This newly renovated Camden Station will truly serve as a distinctive gateway to Baltimore for commuters and visitors alike,” said MDOT Secretary Pete K. Rahn.
“This new station not only enhances our riders’ transit experience on MARC Train and Light RailLink, but it establishes transit, pedestrian, and bicycle connections within Baltimore City,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “We’re excited to bring a much-improved transit experience to our riders.”
Camden Station is designed with environmentally friendly features such as energy-efficient lighting and plumbing fixtures and coated glass that will reduce energy consumption. MDOT MTA is pursuing LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, which would designate Camden Station as a “green” facility.
“The Maryland Stadium Authority was pleased to work with our friends and partners at MDOT MTA on the new station that welcomes travelers to Baltimore, complements the iconic Camden Yards Sports Complex and enhances the fan experience,” said MSA Executive Director Michael Frenz
The original Camden Station was built in 1856, and served as a transfer point for Abraham Lincoln on the way to his inauguration, as well as to the president’s delivery of the Gettysburg Address. The station also served as a stop on President Lincoln’s funeral train procession from Washington D.C. to Springfield. Ill.
MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service and a comprehensive Mobility (paratransit) system. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit mdot.maryland.gov or mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.
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