Mondawmin (Baltimore Metro Subway station)

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Mondawmin
Mondawmin station.jpg
Outside of Mondawmin Metro Subway Station
Station statistics
Address 2307 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Coordinates 39°19′05″N 76°39′10″W / 39.318170°N 76.652695°W / 39.318170; -76.652695Coordinates: 39°19′05″N 76°39′10″W / 39.318170°N 76.652695°W / 39.318170; -76.652695
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 175 spaces
Other information
Opened November 21, 1983
Owned by Maryland Transit Administration
Services
Preceding station   MTA Maryland   Following station
Metro Subway
toward Owings Mills

Mondawmin is a rapid transit station on the Metro Subway in Mondawmin, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is located under the intersection of Reisterstown Road and Liberty Heights Avenue, adjacent to the Mondawmin Mall. The station is the northernmost underground station on the line, and a major transfer point to many bus routes.

Mondawmin Station serves Mondawmin Mall, Coppin State University, Druid Hill Park, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, and the Lower Park Heights neighborhood.

The station's location next to Mondawmin Mall, Baltimore's oldest mall, has led its owners to plan an expansion.[1]

On the surface, a bus loop connects to Reisterstown Road and Liberty Heights Avenue. This loop and the adjacent streets are used by a number of bus routes, many of which terminate in it:

Several routes were cut back to Mondawmin on June 18, 1984, about seven months after the station opened, and Routes M-1, M-2, and M-3 were formed at that time to replace the portions of those routes beyond Mondawmin. Specifically, Route M-1 was split from Route 28 (now Route 5 near Mondawmin), Route M-2 was split from Route 7, and Route M-3 was split from Route 5.[2]

Mondawmin Shuttle[edit]

MTA Route 97, also known as the Mondawmin Shuttle Bug or Mondawmin Shuttle, was the second and is so far the final in the series of shuttle bugs to be introduced in the 2000s. The route serves Baltimore City Community College, Coppin State College, and various nearby streets, some served by regular bus routes, and some not. But the full route is within a close walk of one or more other MTA bus routes. The route operates at 20-minute intervals.

In 2005, as part of the Greater Baltimore Bus Initiative, it was initially proposed that the shuttle's frequency would be reduced to one bus an hour, and riders were encouraged to use other regular bus routes that shared common routing. However, after community meetings, it was ultimately decided that the schedule would remain the same.[3]

In 2006, MTA proposed that the route would be modified to serve Reservoir Hill in order to replace a portion of Route 5 that was at the time proposed for modification away from this area. But it was later decided that Route 5 would continue to serve Reservoir Hill.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun, Bigger stores in works for Mondawmin Mall, February 15, 2006
  2. ^ http://www.btco.net/Routes/routemet.htm
  3. ^ http://www.latimes.com/bal-md.bus29jul29,0,3130218.story

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