Reader suggests trolley add-ons
Chikwe Njoku of Baltimore has some suggestions for the people working to get the Charles Street Trolley up and running. I thought they wqere worth passing along.
One suggestion that I would like to offer is that they consider adding a spur from that line at Penn Station up a short segment of Falls Road and connect with the Baltimore Street Car Museum. This spur would allow for them to partner with the Museum and run special excusion trains on selected dates that would certainly enhance efforts to bring more tourists downtown. It may provide the perfect lure to make people venture up Charles Street from the Inner Harbor. Who wouldn't want to catch a vintage trolley at the Inner Harbor or Penn Station and make the loop around the city?
The other part of that suggestion is to take the southern portion of the Charles Street line, which turns off of Conway Street at Light street down Light Street to Hanover Street down onto the line that runs behind The Sun"s facilities at Port Covington on to the cruise terminal. Port Covington is supposed to be redeveloped and could include the Sun building that's down there. If they run the vintage trolleys on cruise weekends it may lure not only tourists but people may stay in the city before and after their cruise and explore the city via this trolley connection.