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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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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.
FEATURES
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 4, 2005
As the double-tracking project on the northern half of the Maryland Transit Administration's light rail line continues above North Avenue to Hunt Valley, the installation of trackage, catenary poles, retaining walls, fences and landscaping is in evidence. Rail workers are out on the line six days a week working to meet a deadline that will see the resumption of service from North Avenue to Timonium by late summer, and on the remainder of the line by year's end. For transit advocates, the restoration of service with light rail cars in 1992 on what was once a segment of the old Pennsylvania Railroad's Northern Central Division was nothing less than a triumph.
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By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | November 17, 2000
On the brink of launching Acela Express - North America's first high-speed rail service - Amtrak packed its new train with dignitaries yesterday and took them for a one-stop demonstration spin from Washington to Boston that hit an Amtrak-record 150 mph. Regular ticket service is still a month off. But the guests on board the silver-and-blue bullet train yesterday relished the ceremonial journey and heralded it as a significant first step away from highway...
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.
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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.
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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.
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By From staff reports | December 2, 2001
In Baltimore County Man uses bomb threat to rob Allfirst bank in Hunt Valley Mall HUNT VALLEY -- A man who claimed to be carrying a bomb robbed an Allfirst Bank at the Hunt Valley Mall of an unknown amount of money yesterday morning. The man entered the bank on Shawan Road about 11:30 a.m. and told a teller that he had a bomb in his shopping bag and would set off unless the teller gave him cash, said Baltimore County Police Officer Norris McKee. Once the man was given money, he left on foot, leaving the bag at the bank, McKee said.
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