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.

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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.

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“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.

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“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.