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City officials push back against proposal to move Laurel's train stop

City officials push back against proposal to move Laurel's train stop

City council members and residents have expressed concern with the Maryland Department of Transportation's consideration of closing the stop at the city's historic station and, at the request of Laurel Park's owners, creating a commuter train stop closer to the racetrack. According to Laurel City Council President Ed Ricks, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad built the station at 22 Main St. that has been serving Laurel for 184 years. MARC later opened the station for use when the Camden Line was established. "My objective is plain and simple and that is to prevent the trains from stopping to serve citizens of Laurel," Ricks said. "I'm looking at the...

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