The Dickerson train station, built in 1891 but damaged by fire in 1982, has been rebuilt and has reopened for daily commuter train service.
Montgomery County spent $60,000 on restorations, a county transportation official said. Restoration of the platfrom is scheduled to be completed in spring.
Dickerson is one of 10 stops in the county served by Maryland Rail Commission trains operated by the B&O Railroad under contract with the state. About 800 county residents use commuter trains daily.
Montgomery County has extended its information and referral telephone service for residents unable to call during regular hours.
Beginning March 1, calls of a pressing nature will be fielded by a security officer. The service will be evaluated in six months to determine what level of service is needed.
County Executive Charles W. Gilchrist will hold breakfast briefings today and Feb. 14 with local business executives to discuss business growth in the county and legislation aimed at controlling that growth.
The tax structure and the construction of roads and public facilities to accommodate the county's development boom will be discussed, along with proposed changes in the planning process.
"Companies who invest in Montgomery County need to be able to count on an environment that is conducive to long-term growth," Gilchrist said.
The meetings, organized by the Economic Advisory Council and the Office of Economic Development, will be held today at the Gaithersburg Marriott and Feb. 14 at the Bethesda Ramada Inn.