With the 137th Maryland State Fair kicking off Thursday and running until Sept. 3, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Authority reminds fairgoers that mass transit provides a great option to make it to the midway.
The Light RailLink may be the most familiar option, as travelers can use the Timonium station stop adjacent to the fairgrounds. MDOT MTA says the last trains to leave the station depart at 11 p.m. each day.
The LocalLink 93 bus provides another option to Timonium. Riders should depart the bus at the Greenspring Drive stop, which is a short walk to the fair entrance. Those coming from downtown Baltimore can use the CityLink Red line to the Lutherville Light RailLink stop, where they can pick up the LocalLink 93.
The LocalLink 52 bus from North Avenue and the LocalLink 53 bus from State Center both get riders to Dulaney Valley Road where they can pick up the LocalLink 93.
Those riding the Subway can take it to State Center/Cultural Center Station, then walk about a block to the Cultural Center Light RailLink and take the Light RailLink the rest of the way up.
“Marylanders know the State Fair may be the best 12 days of the summer, so we are thrilled our customers can save on gas and avoid the traffic congestion by taking MDOT MTA transit to the fairgrounds,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “We encourage bus riders to download and use the Transit app. Knowing when the bus will arrive will allow riders to better plan and enjoy their experience at the State Fair.”