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Light rail's promise remains unfulfilled — except on game days

Light rail's promise remains unfulfilled — except on game days

The light rail cars heading south toward Camden Yards were jammed with orange-clad fans — and a few in red — before the Orioles' game against the rival Boston Red Sox.

As the train rumbled down Howard Street on Friday evening, Harry and Helen Page said they've taken light rail to O's games since the ballpark opened 25 years ago. The Elizabethtown, Pa., couple said they avoid parking problems downtown.

"Without it, you'd've had a real nightmare," said Harry Page, 77.

It's just what Gov. William Donald Schaefer envisioned when he pushed to build Baltimore's light rail system so it debuted alongside the new ballpark on Opening Day 1992. With limited parking around...

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