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Metro SubwayLink System to Shut Down for Emergency Inspection and Repairs Friday thru Sunday

Thursday, February 8, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Planned Track Replacement to be Implemented Earlier Than Expected Due to Increased Wear

BALTIMORE, MD (FEBRUARY 8, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has announced the entire Metro SubwayLink system will be temporarily shut down for emergency inspection and repairs Friday, February 9, through Sunday, February 11. This action is being taken after a preliminary inspection conducted in preparation for planned summer track-work revealed that some sections of track needed replacement sooner than expected. MDOT MTA officials will reopen Metro SubwayLink stations as soon as possible with updates to be provided by Sunday night.

"The safety of our riders is a fundamental responsibility that we take with the utmost seriousness," said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. "With this immediate action, we are working to ensure the well-being of everyone who rides our system, and we do not take any risks when it comes to safety."

MDOT MTA recognizes the critical importance of public transit to our passengers. Customers are encouraged to use MDOT MTA Light RailLink and the CityLink/LocalLink bus system while repairs are underway to the Metro SubwayLink system. Check out the links below to explore the many bus options available at various stations.

MDOT MTA customers are encouraged to visit mta.maryland.gov for the latest updates and alternative transportation options, as well as www.facebook.com/mtamaryland and Twitter @mtamaryland or to call 410-539-5000.

Media Contacts

Sandy Arnette
Office: 410-767-8367
Cell: 443-835-7984
sarnette@mta.maryland.gov(link sends e-mail)

Paul Shepard
Office: 410-767-3935
Cell: 443-622-4181
pshepard@mta.maryland.gov(link sends e-mail)

 

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