The Baltimore Red Line is a 21st Century light rail transit system that will connect local neighborhoods and also link Baltimore to the world.
The design team looked at existing systems in Baltimore, the region and the world to understand the best practices that can be applied to the new Red Line route.
At the surface stations, the goal is to create a station and station area that is safe, secure and well lit. The canopies on the platforms provide shelter from sun and weather and create enough presence that the rider feels protected waiting for the train. The design of the canopies draws from heritage of Baltimore and is shaped and scaled to be respectful in all neighborhoods along the line.
At the underground stations, the objective is to create an environment that intuitively orients the customer moving in and out of the station. By shaping the ceiling plane and using a combination of direct and indirect lighting the station begins to feel more day-lit and inviting. Vertical planes are accentuated to emphasize openness and connect the platform and mezzanine levels.
The Red Line stations are connected by a palette of materials, textures and forms that orient the rider to the line they are on.
The station design is ongoing and next steps will include further integration with each station area and community.
- 21st Century Transit
- Baltimore Heritage
- Community Integration
- Design Excellence
- Visual Marker for Neighborhood
- Day / Night Street Presence
- Open Platform
- Safe / Secure / Well Lit
- High Quality Rider Experience
- Canopy Coverage
- Passenger Amenities