STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:53 pm
scratchyX1 wrote: ↑Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:26 am
Don't forget that alot of the work is for rerouting the tracks outside the tunnel, and the new ADA compliant west Baltimore station, with high platforms
West Baltimore started screaming for high platforms the day Halethorpe got high platforms, and got the megaphone when BaltimoreLink turned it into a proper transfer station with bus bays. It so needs it since all the other stations are high platform.
The question now is... do I spend 30 minutes from West Baltimore to Penn and then back down by bus... or do I get off a West Baltimore and pick up a bus anyway, and get to work in roughly 20 minutes? Ehhhh... (going back home would definitely go up to Penn because heating/air conditioning).
Wasn't west baltimore sorta an add hoc station, created for MARC service in 84, replacing the edmonson station two blocks north? Not that the old station wasn't also on a curve.
Going in, I'd use the bus. More options for getting downtown, the light blue (which uses the death star trench) and the orange. So less waiting. I know it's impractical, but a shuttle from west balt station to lexington or charles center timed to connect with MARC trains would likely get a lot of use.