A $4.7 million renovation of the BWI Marshall Airport MARC station is set to begin Monday, the Maryland Transit Administration said.
The renovation will include a bigger waiting area, new ticketing facilities, a concession area and restrooms.
The station will remain open to bus and train service during the construction, which is expected to last through October 2019. A temporary station at the north end of the site will sell MARC and Amtrak tickets and have a waiting room and restrooms.
The MTA said it would put up directional signs and add new pedestrian paths, including a handicap-accessible ramp, for the temporary station.
A coalition of business and advocacy groups sent a letter this weekend to Gov. Larry Hogan opposing the recent calls to limit or eliminate Light Rail service in Anne Arundel County, arguing such cutbacks “would come at a direct cost to the region.”
“Our customers truly will appreciate the new features in the renovated MARC station at BWI,” said MARC train director Andrea Farmer. “We will provide not only a more aesthetically pleasing station, but a much more functional facility to best meet the needs of our riders.”