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MTA TO GIVE FREE LIGHT RAIL TRAIN RIDES MARCH 23, 25 AND 27

 MTA TO GIVE FREE LIGHT RAIL TRAIN RIDES MARCH 23, 25 AND 27
 BALTIMORE, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To thank the communities and businesses that neighbor the Central Light Rail Line for their support during the planning and construction of the huge transportation project, the Mass Transit Administration (MTA) will give free light rail train rides March 23, 25 and 27.
 The public is invited to ride segments of the light rail line Monday evening, March 23, Wednesday evening, March 25, and Friday afternoon, March 27.
 The free rides will usher in limited light rail service from April through mid-May for all Baltimore Orioles' home games at the new Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The limited service will begin Friday, April 3, when the Orioles play the New York Mets in an exhibition game.
 From 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 23, in Baltimore County, light rail trains will shuttle passengers 5 miles between the Timonium and Falls Road stops. Riders may board trains at the Timonium, Lutherville and Falls Road stops for the preview run.
 In Baltimore City Wednesday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., trains will operate between the Mt. Washington and Woodberry stops, the two stops where riders can board.
 And on Friday, March 27, from noon to 3 p.m., citizens can ride from the North Avenue light rail stop south to Camden Yards and back. Trains will take on and drop off passengers at the North Avenue, University of Baltimore/Mt. Royal, Cultural Center, Centre Street, Lexington Market, Pratt Street and Camden Yards stops.
 The locations of the light rail stops that are involved in the free public rides are as follows:
 -- Timonium, Deereco Road just north of Timonium Road, 851 parking spaces at the Timonium Park-and-Ride lot.
 -- Lutherville, Ridgley Road adjacent to Timonium Mall, 160 parking spaces at the Lutherville Park-and-Ride lot.
 -- Falls Road, Falls Road 1/4 mile north of Lake Avenue at the entrance to Robert E. Lee Park, 75 parking spaces.
 -- Mt. Washington, Smith and Kelly avenues near the Mt. Washington Village Shops, 75 parking spaces.
 -- Woodberry, Union Avenue and Clipper Mill Road across from the old London Fog building.
 -- North Avenue, off North Avenue east of the entrance ramp to the Jones Falls Expressway.
 -- University of Baltimore/Mt. Royal, Mt. Royal Avenue and Dolphin Street, near the Maryland Institute College of Art.
 -- Cultural Center, Howard and Preston streets across from the State Office complex and the Fifth Regiment Armory.
 -- Centre Street, Howard and Centre streets.
 -- Lexington Market, Howard and Lexington streets.
 -- Pratt Street, Howard and Pratt streets across from Festival Hall.
 -- Camden Yards, alongside Interstate 395 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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 /CONTACT: Dianna Rosborough, 410-333-8136, or Kathy Kohls, 410-333-3340, both of the MTA/ CO: Mass Transit Administration ST: Maryland IN: TRN SU:


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