The Maryland Division of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA) and Amtrak gathered to formally open the renovated BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Rail Station serving the MARC Penn Line and Amtrak in Anne Arundel County.
The station’s $four.7-million renovation mission is among the many array of MDOT transportation investments in recent times.
“At MDOT MTA, we attempt every single day to boost our riders’ transit expertise,” mentioned MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “The renovated station at BWI Marshall Airport does simply that for our MARC Train clients and was completed with out disrupting rail service.”
Building for the renovation started in August 2018 and was accomplished in 14 months. Throughout building, the station was open for practice and bus service utilizing a short lived station with ticketing providers, a ready space and restrooms.
The design of the renovated BWI Marshall Rail Station gives extra pure daylight and contains an expanded seating space with electrical charging entry for patrons’ telephones and computer systems. New customer-friendly ticketing services, choices for refreshments and snacks and state-of-the-art restrooms full the brand new passenger ready space. Along with MARC and Amtrak service, the brand new facility additionally serves riders of LocalLink bus route #75, in addition to vacationers connecting to MDOT MTA Mild RailLink on the airport terminal.
“This up to date station will welcome vacationers from all around the world to Maryland and the Washington, D.C., area and represents MDOT’s dedication to wonderful customer support,” mentioned MDOT Secretary Pete Ok. Rahn.
The BWI Marshall Rail Station mission is a part of MDOT’s focus to construct and preserve a balanced transportation community that broadens connections and gives a wide range of up-to-date transportation choices.
“This station is an impressive useful resource for our passengers, providing fast, quick access to Washington, Baltimore and past,” mentioned Ricky Smith, government director of BWI Marshall Airport.
Different current and substantial investments in transit choices for the area embody $61 million for eight fashionable and extra highly effective MARC locomotives; $160 million for 53 new Mild RailLink autos; $98 million for 172 low-emission clean-diesel buses; and $450 million for 78 new Metro SubwayLink automobiles, slated to be in service by 2022.