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Old 05-27-2009, 08:38 PM
 
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We will be staying with friends in Baltimore Highlands next week. We want to go to DC (the Zoo and the Smithsonian). Is there a train that we could get on from the Baltimore Highlands area?
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:29 PM
 
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The MARC Penn Line has a stop at Halethorpe, which isn't too far from Baltimore Highlands. Take the MARC Penn Line train from Halethorpe to Washington Union Station (trains run at least hourly most of the day). At Union Station, get some WMATA (Metro) maps at the entrance to the Metro portion of the station. If you are going to the Smithsonian, use the Red Line to Metro Center and transfer to the Orange/Blue Line. Then go 2 stops south to Smithsonian Station. You can also walk south from Gallery Place/Chinatown or Metro Center to get to the Washington Mall and the Smithsonian museums. To get to the Washington Zoo, take the Red Line from Union Station to either Woodley Park or Cleveland Park. Woodley Park (which has Zoo in its station name) is a little closer to the zoo but its an uphill walk, while Cleveland Park is a little longer walk from the zoo but it's downhill.

For information, refer to the following links:

Maryland Transit Administration Home Page (look at the MARC train link for Penn Line information)

Metro - Home page
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:10 AM
 
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Thank you so much - exactly what I needed!
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:47 AM
 
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Keep in mind that the MARC train only runs on weekdays. Amtrak is an option on weekends, but it's more expensive, and only stops at Penn Station and BWI Airport in the Baltimore area.
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