I’m grateful that Baltimore magazine’s Patrick Maynard spent a day riding the city’s single subway line. For one, I can now be fairly certain it exists. Also, it sounds like the rat thing might have been over-hyped.MTA workers once told the Baltimore Sun that they’d seen a rat you could mistake for a “baby kangaroo” living in Baltimore’s subway system, but Maynard didn’t see one on his recent eight-hour, five-loop ride.
What he noted was a pleasant, mostly quiet experience on cars which were “spotless, fast-moving and in great condition.” There was at least one hiccup: the electronic voice misidentified several stops in a row. But, as potentially annoying as that could be for someone an unseasoned passenger who wasn’t paying much attention, it’s a minor malfunction in the world of transit.
Maynard peppers notes from his experience with mini history lessons on public transportation in Baltimore. It’s worth a read.