Lutherville station

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Lutherville
Southbound train at Lutherville station, August 2016.jpg
Southbound train arriving at Lutherville in 2016
Location150 Ridgely Road West
Lutherville, Maryland
Coordinates39°25′45″N 76°37′38″W / 39.429133°N 76.62718°W / 39.429133; -76.62718Coordinates: 39°25′45″N 76°37′38″W / 39.429133°N 76.62718°W / 39.429133; -76.62718
Owned byMaryland Transit Administration
Line(s)
  Light RailLink
Main Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport 8, 9, CityLink Red
Construction
Parking329 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedApril 2, 1992[1][2]
Services
Preceding station   MTA Maryland   Following station
Light RailLink
Main Line

Lutherville station is a Baltimore Light Rail station located in Lutherville, Maryland. Like most suburban stations on the system, it has two side platforms serving the line's two tracks. It opened in 1992 as part of the initial operating segment.

History[edit]

The former Lutherville station in 2009

The Northern Central Railway stopped at Lutherville until local services ceased around 1959. The former station building is still extant.

Prior to the opening of the light rail system, the current parking lot was a park-and-ride lot with express bus service.

In July 2009, two teenage boys were struck by a light rail train near Lutherville station.[3] The boys were likely unaware of single-tracking, which caused a train to come from the opposite direction than they would have expected.[4] Two operators were fired and six other employees disciplined in December 2009, but it remained unclear whether the deaths could have been prevented by the operators following proper procedures.[5] MTA instituted new regulations pertaining to trespassing on light rail tracks as a result of the deaths. These include strictly enforcing the existing trespassing laws, alerting police immediately if someone is spotted on or near the light rail tracks, and enforcing speed regulations on trains until the trespasser is removed.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Light Rail toward BWI Airport or Cromwell (Falls Road)
Northbound Light Rail toward Timonium Fairgrounds or Hunt Valley (Timonium Business Park)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Street level Exit/entrance and parking

References[edit]

  1. ^ Logan, Mary (December 1, 2005). "MAJOR TRANSPORTATION MILESTONES IN THE BALTIMORE REGION SINCE 1940" (PDF). Baltimore Metropolitan Council. p. 13.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ Dresser, Michael (2009-07-08). "Teens' Deaths On Light Rail Called Accident By Mta". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
  4. ^ "Losses in Lutherville - Our View: A Light Rail Accident in Lutherville Takes Two Teenagers' Lives, Raising Questions about Unusual Circumstances and Employee (In)Actions". The Baltimore Sun. 2009-07-09. Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2012-02-22.
  5. ^ a b Madigan, Nick (2009-12-19). "MTA to Fire Two in Deadly Accident - Train Operators to Lose Jobs, Others Face Discipline Teens on Light Rail Track Hit in July". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2012-02-22.[dead link]

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