MTA: Baltimore Metro

Metro Subway is the Rapid transist system that serves Baltimore, the largest city in Maryland, USA.
Public transportation is mostly provided by the MTA Maryland and Charm City Circulator.

Metro Subway lines and stations

The Metro Subway’s route is a single line, the green line, with 14 stations in 24,5 kms.
It shouldnt be called underground as most parts of the line are elevated or at surface level.
Stations: Owings Mills, Old Court, Milford Mill, Reisterstown Plaza, Rogers Avenue, West Coldspring, Mondawmin, Penn-North, Upton/Avenue Market, State Center/Cultural Center, Lexington Market, Charles Center, Shot Tower/Market Place, Johns Hopkins Hospital

There is also a 3 lines Light Rail that complements Metro Subway routes.

  • The Light Rail Hunt Valley – BWI Marshall Airport
  • Hunt Valley/Timonium – Cromwell Station/Glen Burnie
  • Penn Station – Camden Yards

Light rail lines operate every 20 minutes from 5:00 am to 12:00 am on Mon to Fri, from 6:00 am to 12:00 am on Saturdays, and from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on Sundays.

  • Known as: Metro Subway
  • Lines: 1 (green line)
  • Stations: 14
  • Total length: 24,5kms
  • Opening: November 21, 1983
  • Website:: http://mta.maryland.gov/metro-subway
  • Passengers/year: 15 millions

Schedule and frecuency

There is a train every 8 minutes in peak hours and every 11 minutes the rest of the day. Every 15 minutes on weekends.
Metro Subway daily service is from 5.00 am to 12.00 am from Monday to Friday and from 6.00 am to 12.00 am in the weekends.

Fares and Tickets

  • One-Way: USD $1.60
  • Day Pass*: USD $3.50
    Multi-Trip

  • Weekly Pass: USD $16.50
  • Monthly Pass: USD $64.00
    Senior/Disability Fares

  • One-Way: USD $0.55
  • Day Pass*: USD $1.20
  • Monthly Pass: USD $16.50

*Unlimited rides on Local Bus, Light Rail, and Metro Subway for one specific day.

Connection to the airport

Baltimore has 2 airports: Baltimore–Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport(BWI), and Martin State Airport.
You can get to BWI Airport by the Baltimore Light Rail, and Amtrak and MARC Train at BWI Rail Station.

Atlanta Metro: MARTA

Atlanta, Georgia’s capital, is one of the most important and most populated of the United States.
Public transportation is mainly provided by The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
It’s the eighth largest rapid transit system in the United States
It started in 1971 as a bus system, but it became a network of buses connected to a rapid transit system.
It has 77 kms (47mi) of tracks, 4 lines and 38 stations of wich 12 are underground.

  • Known as: Marta
  • Lines: 4
  • Stations: 38
  • Operator MARTA
  • Passengers/year: 50 millions.
  • Opening: June 30, 1979 with Avondale – Georgia State line.

MARTA Rail Lines and Stations

Marta has four lines: Red Line, Gold Line, Blue Line and Green Line.

  • The Red Line: it has 19 stations. Goes from North Springs to Airport.
    Stations: Airport, College Park, East Point, Lakewood/Ft.McPherson, Oakland City, West End, Garnett, Five Points, Peachtree Center, Civic Center, North Avenue, Midtown, Arts Center, Lindbergh Center, Lenox, Brookhaven/Oglethorpe, Chamblee, Doraville
  • The Gold line: it has 18 stations. Goes from Doraville to Airport.
    Stations: Airport, College Park, East Point, Lakewood/Ft.McPherson, Oakland City, West End, Garnett, Five Points, Peachtree Center, Civic Center, North Avenue, Midtown, Arts Center, Lindbergh Center, Lenox, Brookhaven/Oglethorpe, Chamblee, Doraville
  • The Blue Line: it has 15 stations. Goes from H.E. Holmes to Indian Creek.
    Stations: Indian Creek, Kensington, Avondale, Decatur, East Lake, Edgewood/Candler Park, Inman Park/Reynoldstown, King Memorial, Georgia State, Five Points, Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center, Vine City, Ashby, West Lake, Hamiltong E.Holmes
  • The Green Line: it has 9 stations. Goes from Bankhead to Edgewood/Candler Park.
    Stations: Edgewood/Candler Park, Inman Park/Reynoldstown, King Memorial, Georgia State, Five Points, Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Centerm, Vine City, Ashby, Banklhead

Schedule and frequency

MARTA operates 365 days a year.

Rail service from 4:45am to 1am, Monday to Friday. From 6:00am to 1:00am on weekends.
Frecuency of 20 – 15 minutes in weekdays. 20 minutes in the weekends.

Tickets

  • Single Trip: USD $2.50
  • Round Trip: USD $5.00
  • 10 Trips at RideStores: USD $25.00
  • 20 Trips at RideStores and Breeze Vending Machines: USD $42.50

Day Passes and unlimited rides, and are sold at RideStores and Breeze Vending Machines.

  • 1-Day Pass: USD $9.00
  • 2-Day Pass: USD $14.00
  • 3-Day Pass: USD $16.00
  • 4-Day Pass: USD $19.00
  • 7-Day Pass: USD $23.75
  • 30-Day Pass: USD $95.00

Marta curious facts

MARTA has a paratransit service for disabled people

The MARTA allows bicycles on trains and buses. At the airport there are places to lock up your bicycles also.

Connection to the airport

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is situated 10 miles south of downtown. To get to the airport by MARTA
just get the direct train service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. MARTA’s Airport Station,
is the last stop on the South Line. It takes only a 17-minute trip from Five Points Station.

Athens Metro

Athens Metro was built by Attic Meters and ISAP (Electric Railway Athens to Piaeus). Although as Metro was opened in 1954, its origins date back to the opening of Line 1 on February 27, 1869 with a steam locomotive to link Athens with Piraeus. It’s also known as Attiko Metro

Total length of the network is 85 kms. It has 65 stations

  • System Length: 37,6 km (blue line), 17.5 km (red line) and 25.7 kms (green line)
  • Lines: 3 (and 5 more stations proposed)
  • Stations: 61
  • Website: http://www.ametro.gr/
  • Operator: Statheres Sygkoinonies S.A.
  • Average Ridership: 1,115,000 per day
  • Start of operation: February27, 1869 (Line 1) and January 28, 2000 (Lines 2 and 3)

Athens Metro: Lines and Stations

  • Line 1 green: It goes from Pireo to Kifisiá. 25,7 km length and 24 stations. It serves Pireo, Atenas y Kifisia municipalities.
    A complete journey in this lines takes 51 minutes to complete. From this line you can access Pireo, Georgios Karaiskaki stadium and some other points of interest. Mobile coverage in the line. Stations: Piraeus, Kaminia, Faliro, Moschato, Ilissos, Kallithea, Tavros, Petralona, Thissio, Monastiraki, Omonoia, Victoria, Attiki, Agios Nikolaos, Kato Patissia, Agios Eleftherios, Ano Patissia, Perissos, Pefkakia, Nea Ionia, Irakleio, Psalidi, Eirini, Nerantziotissa, Maroussi, KAT, Kifissia
  • Line 2 red: It goes from Anthoupoli to Elliniko. Length 17,5 km and 20 stations.
    It serves Peristeri, Athens and Elliniko municipalities. From this line you can access Omonia Square, Syntagma Square and Acropolis. Journey time is 29 minutes. Average speed is 80kms/h. Stations: AnthoupoliFin, Peristeri, Agios Antonios, Sepolia, Attiki, Larissis, Metaxourgeio, Omonoia, Panepistimio, Syntagma, Akropoli, Syngrou Fix, Neos Kosmos, Agios Ioannis, Dafni, Agios Dimitrios, Ilioupoli, Alimos, Argyroupoli, Elliniko
  • Line 3 blue: It goes from Egaleo to Doukíssis Plakentías and Airport Eleftherios Venizelos. Length 35 km and 21 stations.
    It serves Agia Marina, Atenas, Chalandri municipalities and the airport in 50 minutes. Average speed is 90 kms/h. Stations: Agia Marina, Egaleo, Eleonas, Kerameikos, Syntagma, Evangelismos, Megaro Moussikis, Ambelokipi, Panormou, Katehaki, Ethniki Amyna, Holargos, Nomismatokopio, Agia Paraskevi, Chalandri, Doukissis Plakentias, Pallini, Paiania-Kantza, Koropi, Airport

There are several planned lines:

  • Line 4 or orange line. It will link Petroupoli to Ethniki Odos. This route will be 33 kms long and will have 29 stations.
  • Line 5 or blue line. It will link Fyli to Nea Elvetia.
  • Line 6 or pink. It will server Amalia Fleming to Vryoni/ Perama.
  • Line 7 or yellow. It will server a route between Chaidari and Poseidonos.
  • Line 8 will be the brown line

Another Athens metro map

Athens Metro Map (December 2013, English)

Athens Metro: Schedule and Frequency

It operates from 5:30am (line 1 from 5:00) to 12:00am. Fridays and Saturdays the last train leaves 2:00am. Trains run every 3 minutes in peak hours and 5-10 minutes in the rest of the day.

Athens Metro Rates

There are weekly and daily tickets, as well as monthly cards which also apply for all public transport in Athens. Passengers need to validate these tickets once, at the start of their first journey. The following tickets allow unlimited travel by bus, tram and train.

  • Ticket for 90 minutes: 1,40€.
  • Ticket for 24 hours: 4€.
  • Ticket for 7 days: 14€.
  • Ticket for 30 days: 45€.

Children under 6 travel free.
Seniors and younger than 18 have a reduce fare.
The tickets can be purchase in metro stations and some other point of purchase.

Connection to Athens Airport

If you want to travel to or from the Athens International Airport you need a special 8€ ticket, it can be purchase at the metro stations or at the airport.
Line 3 (Blue line) goes to the airport. These trains can be identified because in the front you can read Αεροδρόμιο/Airport.

Athens Metro: Curious facts

The oldest line, the Line 1, was opened in 1869 like steam train between Athens and Pireo. In 1904 it was electrified. The other 2 lines were built in 2000.

Syntagma, Panepistimiou and Acropolis stations are kind of museum stations as findings and remains found during works of constructions are exhibited in this stations.

Fine for travelling without ticket is 60 times 90 minutes ticket.

Metro Alicante

Alicante’s subway was inaugurated in August 15, 2003 by Alicante Metropolitan TRAM. This system combines different modes of rail services: tram-train, metropolitan tramway, light metro rail and conventional train. In the future is planned to include a rapid transit bus. Alicante was the second city in Spain to reintroduce train-tram in its system. Train-tram can function as a train and as a tram with the advantages of both systems.

  • Known as: TRAM
  • System length: 141,160 km
  • Lines: 5 (L1, L2, L3, L4, 4L, L9) and 4 lines in project (L5, L6, L7, L8)
  • Stations: 59
  • Website: www.tramalicante.es
  • Operator: FGV
  • Average ridership: 6.045.742 per year.

Alicante Metro lines and stations

  • L1 (Train-Tram): It has 42,691 km, 20 stations (8 shared stations) and it goes from Luceros to Benidorm and back.
  • L2 (Tram): It has 12 km, 14 (3 shared stations) and it goes from Luceros to San Vicente del Raspeig and back. (built, not operating yet)
  • L3 (Tram): It has 23,089 km, 17 stations (8 shared stations) and it goes from Luceros to El Campello and back.
  • L4 (Tram): It has 11km, 18 stations (7 shared stations) and it goes from Luceros to Plaza de la Coruña and back.
  • 4L (Tram): It has 1,5 km, 3 stations (1 shared station) and it goes from Puerta del Mar to Sangueta and back.
  • L9 (Diesel Train): It has 50,880 km, 18 stations (1 shared station) and it goes from Benidorm to Denia and back.

Metro of Alicante frequency:

  • L1: Vehicles run every 30 min.
  • L2: Vehicles run every 8-12 min
  • L3: Vehicles run every 20-30 min
  • L4: Vehicles run every 30 min
  • 4L: Vehicles run every 20 min
  • L9: Vehicles run every 60 min
    • Metro of Alicante: Rates:

      The rate system is based on the distance of the trip.

      Main Tickets:
      Single Ticket: 1,35 € (1 zone), 2,50 € (2 zones), 3,75 € (3 zones), 4,85 € (4 zones), 6,05 € (5
      zones), 7,15 € (6 zones).
      Group Ticket: 40% discount.

      Connection to the AIRPORT:

      The Alicante airport is approximately 12 km to the city, but there is no train station at Alicante airport. If you want to travel to Alicante from the airport you have to take C6 bus from the new terminal at the airport. It goes straight to Alicante city and stops at the train station and the bus terminal. The C6 bus runs every 45 minutes and it takes about 40 minutes to arrive.