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Official: Laurel Park wants MARC station moved next to the track

Official: Laurel Park wants MARC station moved next to the track

The owners of Laurel Park, who plan to build a transit-oriented development with retail and residential space near the racetrack, have asked the state to open a MARC commuter rail stop closer to the track, Laurel City Council President Ed Ricks said. Ricks said he and City Administrator Kristie Mills met with state Department of Transportation officials June 1, who told them that it is unlikely the state will consider a "dual stop" at both the Laurel MARC station and the racetrack. A train platform is already at the racetrack but the stop is listed as a flag stop on the MARC Camden line schedule. "I don't want to see this happen," Ricks said....

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