Charm City Circulator extends service north to Homewood

New Purple Route includes stop at intersection of 33rd, St. Paul streets

Starting today, Oct. 5, Johns Hopkins students and employees have a new option for getting to and from downtown Baltimore, and to a number of central neighborhoods along the way.

The Charm City Circulator, the city's free bus service, has extended its Purple Route north to the university's Homewood campus in North Baltimore.

The Purple Route—the most heavily used of Baltimore's five free Circulator lines—previously ran on a north-and-south loop between Federal Hill and Penn Station. With today's expansion, the route will continue all the way up Charles to 33rd and St. Paul streets. On their way up to Charles Village, the buses will pass through downtown and the Mount Vernon, Station North, and Old Goucher neighborhoods.

The Circulator buses travel in a constant loop, swinging by each stop every 10 to 15 minutes.

After Penn Station, the northbound bus stops at North Avenue in the Station North Arts District and at 22nd, 25th, 27th, and 31st streets. It then loops around to travel southward on St. Paul Street, with stops at 33rd, 29th, 25th, and 22nd streets, and at North Avenue, before reaching Penn Station and continuing south.

Charm City Circulator buses operate Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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