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Maryland

Please note. While this page primarily deals with the Baltimore light rail and metro, the Washington DC metro extends into the state of Maryland and is covered on the Washington DC page. As part of that system, there are several plans for new light rail lines and streetcars in the DC suburbs of Maryand, including Annapolis and Fredericksburg.

Baltimore
subway, light rail


Light Rail

Baltimore's lfirst ight rail line opened in 1992. It currently operates over 48.3 km with three lines and serves 33 stations. Th completely above ground rapid tramway operates on the street in the city center, and on private right of way outside the central business district. While it does technically have three lines, in reality it consists of one north-south line with two small spurs.

A 14.5 mile
Red Line is in the planning stages, and of all Baltimore's pipe dream new lines, it is the first and most likely to be built. The line will include a subway section in downtown Baltimore with six underground stations.

For nostalgia fans, one can visit the New Baltimore Streetcar Museum. Like many US cities, plans are being discussed for a downtown streetcar line.

Rendering of Baltimore Green Line metro train.
Subway

Baltimore's single subway line covers 24.8 km, 10 km of which is underground. The 14 station line opened in 1983. A new underground section is also in the early planning stages, and funding has been authorized..

Maryland Transit Administration - Official Home Page
Wikipedia Page (light rail) and metro
Baltimore Light Rail Central by Scott Kozel
Skyscraper City page
A Streetcar Named Conspire from Urbanite Baltimore


Reiserstown Plaza station circa 1985


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