BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Commuters taking the Light RailLink trains to a ballgame or convention will now pass through the new and improved Camden Station.

No sooner was the ribbon cut on the new $7 million station Thursday than it had its first visitors, who were in town from Toronto for an Orioles game.

The original station dates back to 1856. President Abraham Lincoln stopped there twice — once ahead of his inauguration and again on his way to deliver the Gettysburg Address.

“This is for many people their first introduction to Baltimore and we want to present the very best face we can, and I believe it does that,” said MTA chairman and secretary Peter Rahn. “And then for those people who need to use this as a transit hub, it’s much more inviting and comfortable for them. So this is a big win all the way around.”

MDOT MTA is one of the largest transit systems in the country, operating Light RailLink, MARC train service, Metro SubwayLink, LocalLink and commuter buses.

“I believe we’ve been very successful over the last five years in putting the resources we have into that balanced transportation network of transit and highways,” Rahn said.

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