FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Affordable, Reliable Transit via Local Bus, Metro Subway and Light Rail Service Now Complemented with GPS Tracking for the Full Season of Orioles Home Games
BALTIMORE, MD (March 31, 2023) - The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration is making it easy for Orioles fans from across the region to celebrate the return of baseball by adding a special midday MARC Camden Line train to the Baltimore Orioles home opener Thursday, April 6. MARC will run an early afternoon train from Washington, D.C., to Oriole Park at Camden Yards so fans along the corridor won’t miss any of the action. While this special train will be available only for the home opener, fans are invited to use transit to get to Orioles games all season.
“Baseball is a huge part of Maryland tradition, and the Orioles are a huge source of pride for fans in Baltimore and all across the state,” said Governor Wes Moore. “We want all of our fans to have quick, easy, and affordable access to Oriole Park at Camden Yards — the best ballpark in America — and our transit system is making that happen for the Orioles’ home opener and all season long.”
“There’s a lot of optimism and fan interest that comes with the start of the Orioles season, and we want to make it easy for everyone to join the excitement at Camden Yards,” said Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld. “The men and women of Maryland’s transit network are ready to hit a home run, and provide fans with convenient, reliable service to Oriole Park and other downtown attractions.”
“Orioles season is back, and transit is the best way to get to a game,” said Maryland Transit Administrator Holly Arnold. “We’re thrilled to offer a special MARC Camden Line service for this year’s home opener.”
The special Camden Line MARC train will depart from Union Station in Washington, D.C., at 1 p.m. on April 6, making all stops except for Laurel Racetrack, Jessup, and St. Denis on its way to Camden Station. Passengers will arrive at the ballpark in plenty of time for the first pitch at 3:05 p.m. Riders can make the return trip after the game on the regularly scheduled MARC Train 859, which leaves Camden Station at 6:15 p.m.
Throughout the season, transit is a great option to avoid the stress of traffic and expensive parking. Below is a list of convenient transit options:
LIGHT RAIL– Orioles fans can take Light Rail from 32 different stops to the Camden Yards stop, located next to Oriole Park. Light Rail operates every 15 to 30 minutes depending on the time of day and your destination. Additional Transit Ambassadors will be available at the Hunt Valley, Timonium Fairgrounds, Lutherville, Convention Center, Camden Yards, North Linthicum and Glen Burnie Light Rail stops to answer transit questions.
METRO SUBWAY – Fans also can ride the Metro Subway to Lexington Market or Charles Center Station-West and walk to Oriole Park. Metro Subway operates every eight to 15 minutes. Free parking is available at Owings Mills, Old Court, Milford Mill, Reisterstown Plaza, Rogers Avenue, West Cold Spring and Mondawmin stations.
LOCAL BUS – Ride any of the three CityLink routes (Navy, Yellow and Brown) and five LocalLink routes (51, 54, 73, 76, and 94) that pass near Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The fare for all local transit services is $2 one-way and $4.60 for a Day Pass, which includes unlimited travel on Local Buses, Light Rail and Metro Subway for the day. Return service on Light Rail and Metro Subway for games ending after the last scheduled departure will be extended for one hour past the regularly scheduled final train.
Maryland Transit Administration also offers two free smartphone apps make transit rides even easier:
- Transit app – Riders can use the Transit app to view real-time information on train and bus locations, predicted arrival times and step-by-step navigation. In addition, riders using the app receive alerts on service disruptions. For information on the Transit app, go to mta.maryland.gov/transit.
- Charm Pass app – CharmPass is a secure mobile ticketing app that eliminates the need for using cash for transit rides. With CharmPass, customers can purchase their ride right from their smartphone. Tickets can be purchased using a credit or debit card and with PayPal. CharmFlex three- and 10-day passes provide a convenient pass option for those fans that regularly use transit to get to the game. For information on the CharmPass app, go to mta.maryland.gov/charmpass.
The Maryland Transit Administration is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States, and operates local and commuter buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, MARC Train service and a comprehensive Mobility paratransit system. The goal of the Maryland Transit Administration is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.