Baltimore's light rail consists of two major routes
and a shorter line that serves the central part of the city. All
three travel through downtown along reserved lanes on Howard St.
Trains move slowly through this older and
somewhat shopworn territory.
The longer lines run together much of the way, but have
separate terminals to the north, and split into two branches near their
Blue Line goes from Hunt Valley in the northern
suburbs to BWI Airport. The Yellow Line starts closer in
to the north at Timonium. Twenty-two stations later it splits off
from the other line to go two
further stops to Cromwell Station/Glen Burnie.
The short line links the city's two
passenger railroad stations. From the north, it provides light
rail's only service at Penn Station. By one stop inbound it has
joined the other two routes, and it travels six further stops to Camden
Yards, location of this photo.