North Avenue (Baltimore Light Rail station)

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North Avenue
North Avenue Baltimore Light Rail station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 325 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Coordinates 39°18′40.53″N 76°37′17.27″W / 39.3112583°N 76.6214639°W / 39.3112583; -76.6214639Coordinates: 39°18′40.53″N 76°37′17.27″W / 39.3112583°N 76.6214639°W / 39.3112583; -76.6214639
Line(s)
  Light Rail
Hunt Valley – BWI Marshall
  Light Rail
Hunt Valley – Cromwell
Connections Route 13 (MTA Maryland)
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Parking 37 free spaces
Other information
Owned by Maryland Transit Administration
Services
Preceding station   MTA Maryland   Following station
Light Rail
Hunt Valley – BWI Marshall
toward Hunt Valley
Light Rail
Hunt Valley – Cromwell

The North Avenue Light Rail Stop is one of 33 stops on the Baltimore Light Rail. The station is located along North Avenue (US 1) near the I-83 interchange, and is served by bus route 13. The stop has 37 spaces for commuters.[1] During the light rail's double-tracking project, when the northern section of the system was closed, the North Avenue stop was the northern terminus. At times the MTA still runs trains that terminate at North Avenue. The North Avenue stop is near the Baltimore Streetcar Museum.

Murder case[edit]

On November 7, 2006, a 17-year-old girl was murdered after she got off a train at the North Avenue stop in a highly publicized case that highlighted light rail safety. Two teenagers were charged for the crime, which took place during an attempt to rob the victim and her brother.[2] A girl, 16, was sentenced to 25 years in adult prison, while a boy, 15, was tried as an adult but later transferred to juvenile court for sentencing.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Light Rail Parking". Maryland Transit Administration. December 2005. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 
  2. ^ Jackson, Kai (2006-11-21). "Two Teens Charged With Killing Another Teen". WJZ. Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  3. ^ Harris, Melissa (2008-05-08). "Dispensing justice in light rail case". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2008-05-30. [dead link]

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