North Avenue station (Baltimore Light Rail)

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North Avenue
Baltimore Light Rail station
North Avenue Baltimore Light Rail station.jpg
North Avenue station in 2010
Location 325 West North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland
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
Owned by Maryland Transit Administration
Line(s)
  Light Rail
Hunt Valley – BWI Marshall
  Light Rail
Hunt Valley – Cromwell
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 3
Connections Bus transport 13
Construction
Parking 37 free spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Services
Preceding station   MTA Maryland   Following station
Light Rail
Hunt Valley – BWI Marshall
toward Hunt Valley
Light Rail
Hunt Valley – Cromwell

North Avenue station is a Baltimore Light Rail station in Baltimore, Maryland. 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.

Layout[edit]

Southbound toward BWI Marshall Airport. Next stop: Mt. Royal (University of Baltimore/MICA).
Island platform, doors open on left or right
Southbound toward Cromwell. Next stop: Mt. Royal (University of Baltimore/MICA).
Northbound toward Hunt Valley. Next stop: Woodberry. →
Island platform, doors open on left or right
Northbound toward Hunt Valley. Next stop: Woodberry. →
Island platform, doors open on left

Nearby places and attractions[edit]

The station provides access to the eastern and western ends of North Avenue.

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. Archived from the original on May 11, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 

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