Baltimore

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Overview - Baltimore

Located at the mouth of the Patapsco River, Baltimore is an independent city and the largest city in Maryland by population. It has approximately 612,000 inhabitants in the city proper as of 2017. The Baltimore metropolitan area (Baltimore-Columbia-Towson) comprised 2,808,175 residents as of the 2017 US Census Bureau Estimate.


Baltimore's rapid transit network consists of a light rail trunk line and a rapid transit line. Two commuter rail lines operate in Baltimore, connecting it to Washington DC.

Baltimore Metro Subway

Opened 1983, the Baltimore Metro Subway consists of a single line serving the city of Baltimore, Maryland.

Baltimore Metro Subway

The Metro Subway is a 24.8 km rapid transit line with a horizontally flipped J-shaped alignment, running from Owings Mills in the northwest to Johns Hopkins Hospital in the east via the city center of Baltimore and serves 14 stations. The line is primarily elevated outside of the downtown core of the city.


The Metro Subway was opened in November 1983 and the last expansion to the line was the opening of the eastern extension to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in May 1995. The Metro Subway is operated by the Maryland Transit Administration.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Metro SubwayLink10'8'15'15'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 09, 2020

Baltimore Light Rail

Opened 1992, the Baltimore Light Rail consists of a single trunk line with two southern branches and a spur, serving the city of Baltimore, Maryland and the neighboring areas.


An infill station at Texas is currently planned as of July 2019.

Baltimore Light Rail

The Baltimore Light Rail is a 48.3 km light rail line with a north to south alignment, running from Hunt Valley in the north to BWI Airport and Cromwell/Glen Burnie via the city center of Baltimore and serves 33 stations. There are two main branches as well as a spur to Penn Station, served by a shuttle running between Penn Station and Camden Yards. The Baltimore Light Rail primarily runs on its own right of way outside of the downtown area, where it runs at street level along Howard Street.


The Baltimore Light Rail was opened in April 1992 and the last expansion to the line was the opening of the Hamburg Street station in September 1998. The Baltimore Light Rail is operated by the Maryland Transit Administration.


Headways
ServiceM-F MiddayM-F RushSat.Sun.Notes
Blue (BWI)30'20'30'30'
Yellow (Glen Burnie)30'20'30'30'*1
Penn-Camden Shuttle30'30'30'30'

Schedules -- Last Updated: Jan 09, 2020

*1 - No service between Fairgrounds and Hunt Valley during rush hours

Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC)

For information on MARC, refer to the MARC section on our Washington DC Page.

References & Helpful Links

Baltimore Metro Subway at Wikipedia

Baltimore Light Rail at Wikipedia

MARC at Wikipedia

Official Website for Baltimore Metro Subway, Baltimore Light Rail, and MARC: Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)


Maps

All Official Maps - Maryland Transit Administration [Last Accessed Jan 09, 2020]

Official System Map - BaltimoreLink Bus & Rail Connections Map [PDF] [Last Accessed Jan 09, 2020]

Official System Map - MARC Train System Map [PDF] [Last Accessed Jan 09, 2020]


Other Sources

Baltimore, USA at Urbanrail.net

Asset Notes

Baltimore Metro and Light Rail line colors taken from official 2012 Bus and Rail Connections Map.

MARC line colors taken from February 2019 official MARC system map. MARC text color taken from official MARC logo.


Last Updated: Jan 09, 2020

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