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Old 09-09-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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A great film on riding the Red Line is available here for anyone that is curious:

The Baltimore Red Line
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Bolton Hill
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I really hope we get this.
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: un peu près de Chicago
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Only three stops between Howard Street and Fells Point? I don't think that is enough. I think it should stop every 3-4 blocks in the downtown area.
It goes through Little Italy, but does not stop in Little Italy. How smart is that?

However, the trains and stations do look sharp. I'd think I were in Europe or somewhere. A state-of-the-art piece of work. I hope it happens.

PS: Thanks for the link, jonjj.

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Old 09-09-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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Only three stops between Howard Street and Fells Point? I don't think that is enough. I think it should stop every 3-4 blocks in the downtown area.
It goes through Little Italy, but does not stop in Little Italy. How smart is that?

However, the trains and stations do look sharp. I'd think I were in Europe or somewhere. A state-of-the-art piece of work. I hope it happens.

PS: Thanks for the link, jonjj.
Isn't it planned to be underground for that entire stretch? I imagine it costs a lot and acquiring enough space for stations would be an issue. It is a bummer to skip Little Italy, though.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I hate to break it to you guys but the Red Line, even with the one lane suicide tunnel and other cost savings most likely doesn't meet federal cost guidelines for transit. Gerald Neilly has a much better plan that involves using our existing subway tunnel and a system of streetcars through Canton, Fells Point, and a number of other areas.

Baltimore InnerSpace: MTA vs LHF Plans
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:06 AM
 
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I wonder how much $ that video cost to make :lol:
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Isn't it planned to be underground for that entire stretch? I imagine it costs a lot and acquiring enough space for stations would be an issue. It is a bummer to skip Little Italy, though.

I am pretty sure there is a stop planned at Inner Harbor East which is directly south of Little Italy--like a block or so.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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I was on this site last night and it looks like this plan is still going through:

www.baltimoreredline.com/

What's the likelihood that this project will get completed? Any guess at the date for completion (not just what the site says)?
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Bolton Hill
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That's a nice looking website
The Baltimore Red Line

The date of construction doesn't seem unrealistic if everything passes and the funding is available.

Right now the 'Highway to Nowhere' is being worked on which is necessary for this project.
'Highway To Nowhere' Demolition Begins - News Story - WBAL Baltimore

This will really connect the city.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Erlich has vowed to stop progress on the red line if elected.
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