BALTIMORE REGIONAL RAIL SYSTEM PLAN
Today, Baltimore has just two rail lines. The Metro Subway and Central Light Rail line make up 43 miles of track with 54 stations. In 2001, Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary John Porcari appointed 23 elected, civic, business, transit and community leaders from throughout the Baltimore region to serve on The Baltimore Region Rail System Plan Advisory Committee. He asked them to recommend a Regional Rail System long-term plan and to identify priority projects to begin the Plan’s implementation.
The result was a plan for a complete rail system going north, south, east and west to connect the entire region. The system is made up of six rail lines, some completely new and some that build on existing rail services. As the only true east-west line, the Red Line was identified as the most important starting point for constructing the whole system.
When complete, there will be a 109-mile rail system with 66 new miles added to the existing Metro and Light Rail. The finished system could have as many as 122 stations, including 68 new stations in addition to the stations that exist now.
Download Baltimore Regional Rail System Plan