Advertisement
HomeCollectionsUnion Station
IN THE NEWS

Union Station

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Staff Writer | January 18, 1994
Maryland's commuter train system is getting a major revamping with a timetable that adds midday and rush hour service, a new stop at Laurel Race Course and a cafe-parlor car that will offer food, drinks and first-class seats.The revised schedule unveiled yesterday by Mass Transit Administration goes into effect Jan. 31. State officials said the changes should make train service more convenient and reliable than in the past."What we're trying to do is enhance our service and create a more flexible schedule," said Maryland Transportation Secretary O. James Lighthizer.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Afternoon MARC service to Perryville and Aberdeen will be restored for the afternoon commute, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Service to the two northern-most stations, canceled since a freight train damaged catenary wires and utility poles along the Northeast Corridor on Tuesday, will begin again with the No. 520 MARC train set to depart Washington's Union Station at 12:20 p.m., the MTA said. Amtrak service between Washington and Wilmington had also been suspended on Tuesday, but single-tracking was restored Tuesday afternoon.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
By Aria White | August 9, 2007
Grammy-winning country music stars Alison Krauss and Union Station will perform Saturday night at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30-$75. Lawn admission for children 12 and younger is free with a paying adult. Merriweather Post Pavilion is at 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. For tickets, call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com.
NEWS
August 8, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to beautify the approaches to Baltimore for visitors arriving by rail may seem like a triumph of style over substance in efforts to revitalize the city's image. But first impressions really do count, and the mayor is right that it doesn't have to be the depressing landscape of boarded-up houses and trash-strewn yards that greets rail passengers today. In the grand scheme of things, sprucing up the route along which travelers pass as they enter the city won't by itself transform Baltimore's fortunes.
NEWS
By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,Staff Writer | July 24, 1993
Travelers on Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) trains should be prepared to reach deeper into their pockets starting Oct. 1, when the Mass Transit Administration proposes to raise base fares.The proposal, announced yesterday, calls for an increase of up to 19 percent. The fare for a one-way ticket would go up 25 cents, and a round-trip ticket would cost an additional 50 cents. For example, a one-way ticket for a trip from the MARC station in Aberdeen to Union Station in Washington would increase from $7.25 to $7.50, while a round-trip ticket would increase from $13.00 to $13.50.
NEWS
By Rob Kasper and Rob Kasper,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1999
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Graham Banks arrived at a gala in Kansas City's refurbished Union Station last week, he immediately looked at the ceilings.Gazing at ceilings is a habit of the Portsmouth, England, native, who is general manager of the Baltimore firm Hayles & Howe, an ornamental plaster enterprise that restored the lofty reaches of grand old buildings such as Union Station.As ceilings go, Banks says, the ones in Kansas City's train station are stunners."I thought the Postal Museum was a big project," he says, referring to the ceilings of the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum in Washington.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | January 26, 1997
In 1835, the first train to reach the nation's capital chugged into the city over the Baltimore and Washington Railroad, as the Washington branch of the Baltimore and Ohio was known then.However, there was probably no more spectacular train arrival in Washington than that of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Federal Express on Jan. 15, 1953.The Boston-Washington overnight train, No. 173, smashed a bumper post, plowed into the station concourse and stopped only after the locomotive fell through the crushed floor into the basement of Union Station.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
Weekend MARC train service, beginning Dec. 7: Saturday Nine round trips between Penn Station and Union Station: Penn Station Departures: 7:35 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Union Station Departures: 9:02 a.m. to 10:35 p.m. Sunday Six round trips between Penn Station and Union Station: Penn Station Departures: 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Union Station Departures: 10:40 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Weekdays Two additional daily roundtrips...
SPORTS
By From Staff Reports | July 9, 1993
As if the American and National league rosters didn't offer enough for stargazers, a slew of celebrities will be at Camden Yards on Monday for a charity home run hitting contest.Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing, James Belushi, Bill Murray, Tom Selleck, Dan Marino, Florence Griffith Joyner, Denzel Washington and Ahmad Rashad are to compete in the Upper Deck Celebrity Home Run Challenge for Charity.The contest will take place after the Heroes of Baseball %o old-timers game, with Jordan, Selleck and the others taking their swings against pitchers from the Heroes game from 1:24 to 2 p.m. Signs will be placed in the outfield, marking distances worth $100, $200 and $300, and a home run is worth $500.
NEWS
By Baltimoresun.com Staff | May 12, 2004
MARC train service was suspended on the Camden line between Baltimore and Washington after a person was struck by a CSX Corp. freight train in Laurel, a MARC official said. Service was halted in both directions about 2:30 p.m., said Cheron Wicker, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Transit Administration in Baltimore. The MARC train travels between Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Union Station, she said. No information was available on the victim, she said. MTA officials could not estimate when service would be restored, Wicker said.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
Though the Maryland Transit Administration said buses and trains were running on schedule, officials said that the MARC train will make minor adjustments due to the federal government shutdown. MTA said that a special midday Brunswick Line train will operate out of Union Station at 2 p.m., making all stops to Martinsburg. As a result P875 (4:25 p.m. departure) will be canceled, MTA said. A special Camden Line train will operate out of Union Station at 2:15 p.m., making all stops to Camden.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
The MARC Camden Line faced serious delays Monday evening after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a southbound train in Prince George's County, though the tracks were cleared and trains moving by about 8 p.m. MARC train 855, en route from Washington D.C. to Baltimore, was involved in the crash just after 6 p.m. about a mile south of the Riverdale station, said Terry Owens, a Maryland Transit Administration spokesman. Passengers on that train were still on board as county police investigated, Owens said.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
Weekend MARC train service, beginning Dec. 7: Saturday Nine round trips between Penn Station and Union Station: Penn Station Departures: 7:35 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. Union Station Departures: 9:02 a.m. to 10:35 p.m. Sunday Six round trips between Penn Station and Union Station: Penn Station Departures: 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Union Station Departures: 10:40 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Weekdays Two additional daily roundtrips...
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2013
Jeff Brouws and his wife, Wendy Burton, both photographers, spent the better part of a decade attending railroad swap meets and shows, and rummaging through boxes and stacks of photographs in search of images primarily from the age of steam railroading. In the introduction to their new book, "Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs," Brouws recalls attending the Amherst Railroad Hobby Show in Springfield, Mass., in 2002 and encountering massive amounts of railroadiana, including model trains as well as advertising and timetables, or what professional pickers or collectors call "paper.
NEWS
June 18, 2013
I was happy to see the benefits of intermodal transportation for city residents so clearly described in a recent Sun commentary ("Put people ahead of cars," June 5). I've begun to see a transformation over the last decade in Baltimore, and I am encouraged that we may yet see more improvement in the future. As a daily commuter from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., intermodal transportation is a way of life for me. Each morning I set out from my Lauraville neighborhood to Penn Station by bicycle and catch the MARC train to Union Station.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2013
Homes, offices and shops would sprout around Baltimore's Penn Station under a preliminary plan developed for Amtrak for the midtown site. The national passenger railroad tapped Beatty Development, the Baltimore-based developer responsible for Harbor East and Harbor Point, late last year to create a master plan and lead the redevelopment of about seven acres of underused land around the century-old train station. Beatty Development's vision calls for the construction of up to 1.5 million square feet of new residences and commercial space at a cost of about $500 million over the next decade.
BUSINESS
By Leslie Cauley | March 19, 1991
Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems, the cellular arm of Bell Atlantic Corp., said yesterday that it plans to expand its use of microcellular technology to enhance cellular phone reception indoors at public locations.The new technology will be unveiled publicly for the first time later this month in Washington's Union Station.Microcell technology utilizes the cellular concept on a smaller scale, placing extremely low-power cells in heavily used areas. In Union Station, Bell Atlantic Mobile plans to place a suitcase-sized transmitter and antennae in the Amtrak waiting area.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Staff Writer | September 4, 1992
Maryland's commuter trains posted an improved on-time performance in August, but state officials say they're still not satisfied with the results.An estimated 84.5 percent of Maryland Rail Commuter (MARC) trains departed and arrived on time last month. That result is well below the system's 95 percent goal, but a substantial improvement over the 74 percent posted in July.The abysmal July performance, which included one train returning from a late-night Orioles game getting stuck for nearly two hours along a remote siding in Washington, led to the ouster of the system's director of passenger services.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2013
Impacts after Wednesday night's heavy winds and rain remain widespread around the region, with several roads remaining closed and rivers yet to crest and a wind advisory in effect. In Montgomery County, the flooding required several rescues, and in Laurel, a woman drowned in the high waters. A body was found floating in the water nearĀ Fort Meade and Laurel Race Track roads, in a low-lying wooded area nearthe Patuxent River andĀ Laurel Park race track where homeless people camp overnight, Anne Arundel County police said.
NEWS
By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
With two weeks to go until the presidential inauguration, the Maryland Transit Administration still has plenty of seats left on MARC trains headed to Washington's Union Station. The agency is about to ramp up marketing efforts to sell the 7,400 tickets remaining from a stockpile of 9,000 tickets, said spokesman Terry Owens. Train tickets, $25 for a round trip, must be purchased in advance of the Jan. 21 event. Regular MARC tickets and passes will not be honored. The demand is far less than it was four years ago, when the MTA website crashed as about 112,000 people attempted to buy tickets on the first day and people began lining up at 3 a.m. at the agency's downtown Baltimore store.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.