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Include an Infill MARC rail station in the Lyttonsville Sector Plan

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A passenger rail station once existed near where Linden Lane passes over the CSX (former B&O) Metropolitan Branch tracks next to the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The station was closed decades ago, so many passenger trains roll through each day but do not stop.

In recent years, development has occurred nearby including the addition of residential housing units at the National Park Seminary and the relocation of the Museum.

A restored station here would serve workers at the adjacent Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Naval Medical Research Center as well as residents living in the Linden, National Park Seminary and Forest Glen Park neighborhoods.

A commuter rail station here would complement existing and planned rail and bus service in the neighborhood. It would provide one-seat ride access to/from Frederick, Rockville, Union Station, downtown Silver Spring. The future implementation of the MARC Growth and Investment Plan would further enhance potential service here and along the entire Brunswick Line with greater track capacity, off-peak service and additional one-seat ride destinations such as L'Enfant Plaza, Crystal City and Alexandria.

The former Linden station site falls within the Lyttonsville Sector Planning Area. It makes sense for planners to include the restoration of commuter rail service at the Linden station in the Lyttonsville sector plan document and in other relevant master plan documents.

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