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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Staff Writer | July 28, 1993
For the second time in 14 months, a pedestrian has been struck and critically injured by a light rail train in Lutherville.Mass Transit Administration spokeswoman Dianna Rosborough said 58-year-old Ellis Turner, of the 2100 block of Suburban Greens Drive in Timonium, ran into the path of a southbound train at 6:20 a.m. yesterday, just south of Seminary Avenue."
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NEWS
By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,Staff Writer | April 23, 1993
Light rail service was expected to be fully restored in time for this morning's rush hour after yesterday's interruption caused by a tree falling on the overhead wires.The tree fell about 12:15 p.m. along tracks between the Mount Washington and Cold Spring Lane stations in Baltimore, knocking out the high-voltage lines that provide electrical power to the trains.The tree was cleared by midafternoon, but Mass Transit Administration (MTA) officials said wires, braces and several catenary poles were damaged and had to be repaired.
NEWS
July 28, 1992
A U.S. Postal Service truck struck a light-rail train yesterday afternoon, the second vehicle since Friday to have been damaged in a collision with a Mass Transit Administration train, authorities said.No one was injured in either incident, MTA officials said.Yesterday's accident occurred at 2:08 p.m., when the mail truck attempted to make an illegal right turn from Howard Street to Preston Street and collided with the northbound train, said Dianna Rosborough, an MTA spokeswoman.The truck blocked both the north and south rail lines for about 40 minutes and passengers were transferred to other trains, Ms. Rosborough said.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Staff Writer | June 20, 1992
All aboard for summer fun: The new Central Light Rail Line is not just a way to get from here to there, it's an adventure.Think of it as a $446.3 million theme park ride along a scenic and historic route that links Baltimore's urban center with its verdant fringes and burgeoning suburbs. Only, this isn't a Busch Gardens' eye view of Charm City and its environs, this is real.Get on anywhere, get off anywhere and explore. Meander. Take your bike and sightsee beyond walking distance. (Bikes are legal, a Mass Transit Administration spokeswoman says.
NEWS
By Richard Irwin and David Michael Ettlin and Richard Irwin and David Michael Ettlin,Staff Writers | May 29, 1992
A Baltimore County man remained in serious condition today after being the first pedestrian hit on the Mass Transit Administration's Central Light Rail line.The man apparently had stood on the tracks and turned his back to an oncoming train when he was hit last night in Lutherville.Baltimore County police said the victim's family reported he had been depressed and talked of taking his own life.MTA Police Chief Larry M. Engleman said John J. Szymanski, 36, of the 8200 block of Jeffers Circle in Ridervale, a small community across the Beltway and south of Lutherville, stepped out of a wooded area on the east side of the rail line south of Seminary Avenue about 9:30 p.m. The man appeared to make no effort to get out of the northbound train's path before it struck and threw him to the side of the tracks, Chief Engleman said.
NEWS
By Gwinn Owens | May 14, 1992
FROM my veranda I can occasionally hear the easy trundling sound of the Central Light Rail train on the tracks at the foot of Locust Avenue in Ruxton. As I write, the sound occurs only before and after Orioles home games. The Mass Transit Administration has provided service to more than 100,000 baseball fans as a test for the full schedule that will begin Sunday.The start-up of light rail represents both a triumph and a defeat for those of us who have unceasingly agitated for such service since 1959, when the then-Pennsylvania Railroad ended the Parkton Local trains.
NEWS
April 6, 1992
A light rail train heading to the new downtown stadium struck the door of a car parked along Dolphin Street yesterday afternoon, shattering its window but causing no injury.Lawrence M. Engleman, Mass Transit Administration safety director, said the driver of a 1981 Buick parked along Dolphin Street near Howard Street was opening his door as the train approached from behind.The train's operator slowed but could not stop in time, he said.L The impact dented the door and caused the window to shatter.
NEWS
April 6, 1992
A light-rail train heading to the new downtown stadium struck the door of a car parked along Dolphin Street yesterday afternoon, shattering its window but causing no injury.Lawrence M. Engleman, Mass Transit Administration safety director, said the driver of a 1981 Buick parked along Dolphin Street near Howard Street was opening the car's door as the train approached from behind.The train's operator slowed but could not stop in time, Mr. Engleman said.L The impact dented the door and caused the window to shatter.
NEWS
By Peter Jensen | February 1, 1992
How do you stop a moving train? One way is to make sure Gov. William Donald Schaefer can't be on board.A VIP preview of the new Central Light Rail Line with top city officials and members of the news media planned for Tuesday was abruptly canceled yesterday at the insistence of the governor's staff.According to sources, the governor was unhappy that Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, City Council members, selected state officials and business leaders would have a chance to ride the light rail from Centre Street to Camden Yards without him.Governor Schaefer is scheduled to attend the National Governors Association meeting in Washington that morning.
NEWS
By Doug Birch | September 22, 1990
A northbound MARC commuter train, traveling slower than 20 mph, rear-ended an AMTRAK train in a tunnel near Penn Station yesterday, sending some passengers sprawling and causing minor injuries to 16 people.Howard Robertson, a spokesman for Amtrak based in Washington, said the four-car Maryland Commuter Rail train No. 410 hit the 10-car Boston-bound Amtrak Virginian in the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel south of the station about 11 a.m.The MARC locomotive rammed and coupled with the Virginian's rear passenger car, he said.
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