Friday, February 24, 2006

The Light Rail

Contributed by Anna Cole.

The Light Rail is a good method to get from the airport to the city. Very clean, usually runs on time and the trip from the airport to the city is probably 30 minutes. Since the track runs by the Convention Center up Howard Street, it is in the heart of downtown B-more. it runs north south from Hunt Valley in Baltimore County to Glen Burnie in Anne Arundel County. there is a switch track to the airport and to the train station. so if someone comes by train, they have buses, cabs and the light rail at their disposal.

Fares:
1 way $ 1.60
day pass $ 3.50 includes light rail, buses and the subway.
weekly pass $ 16.50 includes light rail, buses and subway.

Here is a link with all info and a map:
http://www.mtamaryland.com/services/lightrail/

Important to know: riders must buy a ticket before boarding the train from ticket boxes on the platform. The Light Rail runs until 11 PM

There are two reasonably priced motels at the North Linthicum station: Comfort Inn and Sleep Inn. That stop is a short ride to downtown B-more. and may be an alternative to the cost of downtown hotels.

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