Yellow Line (Baltimore)

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Yellow Line
Type Bus rapid transit, light rail, or heavy rail
Status Proposed
Locale Baltimore, Maryland
Termini Columbia Town Center
Hunt Valley, Maryland
Stations Undetermined (46)
Opening TBA
Operator(s) Maryland Transit Administration
Line length 42-mile (68 km)
Electrification Undetermined

The Yellow Line is a mass transit line proposed by the Baltimore Regional Rail Plan in March 2002 for the Baltimore, Maryland area. It would begin at Columbia Town Center in Columbia, Maryland, and end in Hunt Valley, Maryland at Shawan Road.[1]

Original vision[edit]

As originally envisioned by the plan, the Yellow Line would conjoin with the existing Baltimore Light Rail at the BWI Business District Station, and remain connected until Camden Yards, where the two lines would spur to create a loop around Downtown Baltimore. In this small loop, the lines would both contain the stations of: Inner Harbor, Charles Center, Mt. Vernon, and Pennsylvania Station. At Penn Station, the Yellow Line would again split towards the north going through the neighborhoods of Station North, Charles Village, Waverly, Govanstown, Belvedere Square, and Towson. The Yellow Line would again meet up with the existing light rail line at the Lutherville station. The lines would again conjoin until the northern terminus of Hunt Valley. Another station in the Yellow Line system was proposed for Texas, Maryland.[1][2]

Proposed stations[edit]

  • Columbia Town Center (Southern Terminus)
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion
  • Owen Brown
  • Broken Land
  • Columbia Gateway
  • Guilford
  • Waterloo
  • Meadowridge
  • Dorsey Station (MARC)
  • Arundel Mills Mall
  • Baltimore Commons
  • BWI Amtrak/MARC
  • BWI Business District (Connects with Blue Line)
  • BWI Airport
  • Linthicum
  • North Linthicum
  • Nursery Road
  • Baltimore Highlands
  • Patapsco
  • Cherry Hill
  • Westport
  • Hamburg Street
  • Camden Yards (MARC)
  • Inner Harbor
  • Charles Center (Red & Green Lines)
  • Mt. Vernon
  • Pennsylvania Station (Amtrak/MARC)
  • 25th Street (Yellow Line Separates from Blue)
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Waverly
  • Cold Spring
  • Govans
  • Belvedere Square
  • Rodgers Forge
  • Towson University/Medical Center
  • Towson
  • Beltway North
  • Lutherville (Both lines rejoin)
  • Timonium Business Park
  • Timonium
  • Texas
  • Warren Road
  • Gilroy Road
  • McCormick Road
  • Pepper Road
  • Hunt Valley (Northern Terminus)

Places that would be served by the Yellow Line[edit]

Current status[edit]

The future for the Yellow Line proposal seems doubtful, as only two proposed rail lines were included in the "final" Baltimore Regional Rail System Plan: the Red Line and the Green Line.[3] In the current Baltimore Regional Transit Map, yellow designates a branch from the existing Baltimore Light Rail line to the Cromwell Station in Glen Burnie, Maryland. The branches to Owings Mills (north) and BWI Airport (south) are designated with the color blue.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Baltimore Region Rail System Plan. Advisory Committee Report, March 2002.
  2. ^ Yohah Freemark (September 7, 2009). "Baltimore to advance Yellow Line project ahead of Metro extension?". The Transport Politic. Retrieved 2010-08-25
  3. ^ Baltimore Regional Rail System Plan: Final Report. MTA Maryland. Retrieved 2010-08-26
  4. ^ Baltimore Regional Transit Map. MTA Maryland. Retrieved 2010-08-26

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