Mondawmin station

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Metro SubwayLink station
Mondawmin station - April 2019.jpg
Mondawmin station in April 2019.
Location2307 Liberty Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Coordinates39°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
Owned byMaryland Transit Administration
Platforms1 island platform
Parking175 spaces
OpenedNovember 21, 1983
20173,902 daily[1]
Preceding station MTA Maryland Following station
West Cold Spring Metro SubwayLink Penn–North

Mondawmin station is a Metro SubwayLink station in Baltimore, Maryland. It is located under the intersection of Reisterstown Road and Liberty Heights Avenue in the Mondawmin neighborhood, adjacent to the Mondawmin Mall. It 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.[2]

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.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/entrance, buses
M Mezzanine Fare control, ticket machines, station agent
Platform level
Westbound      Metro SubwayLink toward Owings Mills (West Cold Spring)
Island platform
Eastbound      Metro SubwayLink toward Johns Hopkins Hospital (Penn-North)

Mondawmin Shuttle[edit]

MTA Line 21 Bus outside of Mondawmin station

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.[4]

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.

2015 Baltimore Protests[edit]

In April 2015, demonstrators protesting the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots around Mondawmin. The station was temporarily closed because of safety reasons.


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  2. ^ Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun, Bigger stores in works for Mondawmin Mall, February 15, 2006
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2009-03-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Baltimore Sun (29 July 2005). "State unveils bus route changes less sweeping than prior proposal". Retrieved 1 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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