The Maryland Transit Administration operates
single heavy rail line, called the Metro Subway, in the Baltimore area. The initial
segment was opened in the early 1980s. With further extensions the
route is now over fifteen miles long, and runs from Johns Hopkins Hospital
just east of downtown Baltimore to Owings
Mills in western Baltimore County.
In this photo an
outbound train with its striking blue front slows to enter the last stop. The Metro Subway
tracks are in the middle of the Northwest Expressway here,
and the station this run is arriving from is three or four miles away.