Hamburg Street station

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Hamburg Street
Ravens Stadium–Federal Hill
Game Day crowd at Hamburg Street station, August 2010.jpg
Game day crowd at Hamburg Street in 2010
Location 1102 South Howard Street
Baltimore, Maryland
Owned by Maryland Transit Administration
Line(s)
  Light RailLink
Main Line
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
History
Opened September 6, 1998
Services
Preceding station   MTA Maryland   Following station
Light RailLink
Main Line

Hamburg Street station is a Baltimore Light Rail station in Baltimore, Maryland, located adjacent to M&T Bank Stadium. Although built to serve the stadium, it also provides access to the nearby Federal Hill and Pigtown neighborhoods. The station name was changed to reflect this adjacency with the subtitle of Ravens Stadium–Federal Hill.

History[edit]

Aerial view of the stadium, with the pedestrian bridge to the station at right

The station was not part of the initial operating segment, which opened in 1992. At that time, the line ran between the I-395 viaduct and a large group of parking lots. Construction began on a new stadium for the Baltimore Ravens adjacent to the light rail line in 1996, and an infill station was added. The cost of constructing the stop was approximately $6 million - 12 times the average amount of a light rail stop - part because of a pedestrian bridge that had to be constructed to allow access to the stadium. The state contributed $5 million, with the remaining $1 million from the Ravens.[1]

Initially, much of the light rail line outside of downtown had only one track, which forced trains to run on a tight schedule. The station opened for the first Ravens Stadium game on September 6, 1998, but it was only open for Ravens games to avoid upsetting the carefully balanced schedules.[2][3] After the completion of double-tracking work on the southern half of the line, Hamburg Street station was opened for full-time service on July 1, 2005.[4]

Station layout[edit]

G
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Light Rail toward BWI Airport or Cromwell (Westport)
Northbound Light Rail toward Timonium or Hunt Valley (Camden Yards)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News Bits". The Transfer Table. Vol. 20 no. 8. Wilmington Chapter NRHS. September 1998. 
  2. ^ Peckham, Geoff (September 6, 2008). "Stadium Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary" (Press release). Baltimore Ravens. 
  3. ^ Logan, Mary (December 1, 2005). "MAJOR TRANSPORTATION MILESTONES IN THE BALTIMORE REGION SINCE 1940" (PDF). Baltimore Metropolitan Council. p. 13. 
  4. ^ "House Bill 1185: Maryland Transit Administration - Public Transit Services - Efficiency and Performance Standards" (PDF). Department of Legislative Services, Maryland General Assembly. July 1, 2008. p. 4. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Hamburg Street station at Wikimedia Commons


Coordinates: 39°16′43″N 76°37′13″W / 39.2787°N 76.6202°W / 39.2787; -76.6202