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Replace the B&P tunnel
Replace the B&P tunnel

There's an elephant in the room underneath West Baltimore that no one is talking about. While transit supporters and critics fight over the fate of the Red and Purple lines, this elephant grows bigger. The elephant in question is the Baltimore and Potomac tunnel ("From vibrations to mosquitoes, plans to replace B&P tunnel draw concern," Dec. 9). The B&P tunnel is a two-track railroad tunnel that was built in 1873. It connects Baltimore and points north with Washington, D.C. This tunnel is a vital rail link for Amtrak's Northeast Corridor and without it, MARC service could not function. This tunnel has been in continuous use since 1873, and its age is showing....

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