Maryland Transit Administration

Deed to underground section of Baltimore Metro got lost in transit 30 years ago

Deed to underground section of Baltimore Metro got lost in transit 30 years ago

When the last stretch of the Baltimore Metro — between Charles Street Station and Johns Hopkins Hospital — was approved for construction in the 1980s, the city inked an agreement with the state, which granted the deed to allow the tunnel to be built.

That part of the tunnel, known as Section C, opened to Metro riders in 1990.

But the deed for the Shot Tower Metro station and the underground land easement, “although executed, was never recorded and subsequently the original Deed was lost,” according to the city Board of Estimates.

It’s unclear how the deed got lost, but the legal document that reflects the formal transfer of ownership was forgotten for years.

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