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By Marina Sarris and Karen Masterson and Marina Sarris and Karen Masterson,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1997
Should you drive or ride the new light rail connection to the airport? It depends on what's more valuable to you: time or money.From Hunt Valley, you're apt to save 30 minutes by car, but you'll spend at least $14 more for the privilege.That's the result of a test by The Sun this week. Two reporters set out from the Hunt Valley light rail stop about 7: 45 a.m., one by car and the other by light rail. Their goal: to reach the TWA ticket counter at Baltimore-Washington International Airport the recommended hour before a 10: 15 flight to New York.
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NEWS
By a Baltimore Sun reporter | November 16, 2008
Light rail service has been discontinued indefinitely between the North Avenue and Hunt Valley stations because a large number of trains are out of service for wheel maintenance, the Maryland Transit Administration has announced. The disruption in service began yesterday. The Penn Station-Camden Station shuttle trains also will not be in service, the MTA announced Friday. Bus service will be provided between the discontinued stops. Single-car trains will serve commuters south of North Avenue, which could lead to crowding at the beginning of the week.
BUSINESS
By Tom Belden and Tom Belden,Knight-Ridder News Service | October 29, 1990
American Airlines recently generated news when it said that it had set up a special service for its passengers bound to North America from London.A passenger can check in for a flight from Gatwick Airport at a special American Airlines counter at Victoria Station in central London. There, one can drop off baggage, get boarding passes and buy a ticket for a Gatwick express train. At the airport, the passenger has only to go through immigration formalities before boarding.But American is by no means the only airline offering such a convenient service in Europe.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
An advisory group that advocates for MARC riders in Maryland has called on state officials and local transit operators to plan for special rail service between Baltimore and Washington in the event the Orioles make it to the World Series. The MARC Riders Advisory Council wrote a letter Thursday to Gov. Martin O'Malley — and sent copies to the Maryland Transit Administration, railroad CSX Transportation and several Maryland legislators — calling the lack of such planning unacceptable.
NEWS
February 1, 1994
Put light rail service where people want it and can reach it conveniently, and they will use it. That's the plain message of the most recent ridership survey on the Central Light Rail Line. Service was extended from downtown almost to Glen Burnie last June, and ridership more than doubled. In fact, the 18,000 daily riders represent more than half the number of riders anticipated by 2010 for the already completed base system.It's been easy for critics to carp at the use of the system, not yet two years old. Ridership built up slowly, and empty cars were frequent sights, particularly during non-peak hours.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen | February 13, 1996
ONCE UPON a time, newspaper reporters waited patiently in drafty stations to see and record who was coming and who was going on the railroad's crack trains. It was considered legitimate news during the belle epoque of rail travel that celebrated in addition to flesh and fame, steam, steel and speed.The names of the fast limiteds -- the Capitol Limited, the Black Diamond, the Seminole, the Liberty Limited, the State of Maine, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Royal Blue -- managed to etch themselves into the psyche and fabric of American life.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | June 25, 2010
I was not on the "hell train" that stalled outside Washington this week, but as one who has ridden the state-run transportation system since the day it took over from the old Baltimore Transit Co., I have a few tart observations. In those decades, I watched nearly all my peers abandon city public transit. The line that I began riding in 1959, which once had buses about every 15 minutes in the morning, has been slashed to seven morning trips a day. There is no weekend service. The on-time reliability of Baltimore's buses is shaky, although I have noticed some improvement in the past few months.
NEWS
By Adriane B. Miller and Adriane B. Miller,Contributing Writer | February 10, 1993
With little left but elbow room in the packed Aberdeen railroad depot, city residents, train buffs and state officials officially celebrated the reopening of Aberdeen's historic train station Sunday.All but hidden behind Aberdeen's pedestrian and vehicle overpass at U.S. 40 and East Bel Air Avenue, the old station had been vandalized and burned. It seemed forgotten, even by conductors who knew it only as a blur they passed on their way to other stops.With little left to work with but the old station's frame and its wide wooden benches, workers gave it a new roof, windows and ticket office.
NEWS
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | March 20, 2002
From an ambitious plan to more than double rail service in the Baltimore region over the next 40 years, two major projects have emerged as priorities. An advisory committee, which approved the overall plan yesterday, urged the state to move forward with an east-west rail line between Fells Point and the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn. In addition, it recommended an extension of the current subway system, taking it north from Johns Hopkins Hospital to Morgan State University.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | December 15, 1994
A three-alarm fire burned out a vacant building in downtown Baltimore this morning, slowing rush-hour traffic and halting service on the light rail line between the North Avenue and Westport stops.The fire started before 5:45 a.m. in an abandoned building, formerly known as the Backstage Cafe & Cafeteria, in the 200 block of W. Clay St., fire officials said. It quickly went to three alarms, bringing 30 fire engines and nearly 100 firefighters to the scene, the officials said.The building is around the corner from Howard Street and the light rail's tracks.
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