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Fast, Convenient Transit Options Allow Race Fans to Enjoy
All the Festivities at Pimlico Race Course, May 18
BALTIMORE, MD (May 15, 2019) – Each year, horse racing enthusiasts and festival lovers make their way to Pimlico Race Course for the running of the Preakness. The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) encourages attendees to leave their vehicles at home and take public transportation to this year’s festivities. Local Bus, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink and MARC Train all provide convenient transit options for riders.
“The Preakness has been a Maryland tradition since the race’s inception in 1873,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “Transit is a safe, reliable and affordable way to reach all the fun and excitement at Pimlico.”
Riders can use CharmPass, the official mobile ticketing app for MDOT MTA, for fast and easy access to fares, and the Transit app to track their bus in real time. Both the CharmPass and Transit apps are free to download in app stores.
Below is a list of transit options:
LOCAL BUS – LocalLink buses 30, 31, 34, 85, 91 and 94 all stop near the track. The fare is $1.80 one-way and $4.20 for a Day Pass.
LIGHT RAILLINK – Take Light RailLink service to the Cold Spring Lane stop. Then, take the connecting shuttle bus to Pimlico. Shuttle bus service begins at 8 a.m. and return service ends two hours after the Preakness race. A $4.20 Day Pass is required.
METRO SUBWAYLINK – Take Metro SubwayLink to the Rogers Avenue Station. Then, take the connecting shuttle bus to the track. Shuttle bus service begins at 8 a.m. and return service ends two hours after the Preakness race. A $4.20 Day Pass is required.
MARC TRAIN – Take MARC Penn Line service to Baltimore Penn Station. Take the Penn/Camden Light RailLink shuttle bus to the Mt. Royal/MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) Light RailLink stop and transfer to a northbound train to the Cold Spring Lane stop. Take the connecting shuttle bus service to the track. Shuttle bus service to Pimlico begins at 8 a.m. and return service ends two hours after the Preakness race. A MARC Train ticket and $4.20 Day Pass are required.
MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, MARC Train service and a comprehensive Mobility paratransit system. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit mdot.maryland.gov or mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.