MDOT MTA to Temporarily Close Light Rail in Downtown Baltimore for Track Work, April 28 – May 1
Bus Bridge Will Be In Effect Between the Falls Road and Camden Yards Stations to Help Transport MDOT MTA Customers
BALTIMORE, MD (APRIL 24, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will temporarily halt Light Rail service from April 28 to May 1 in Baltimore City’s Central Business District for essential track repairs.
The shutdown will begin on Friday, April 28 at 6 p.m. and last through the weekend, with service resuming on Monday, May 1.
Light Rail stations that will be closed include Falls Road, Mount Washington, Cold Spring Lane, Woodbury, North Avenue, Penn Station, University of Baltimore – Mount Royal, Cultural Center – State Center, Centre Street, Lexington Market, University Center – Baltimore Street and Convention Center.
To minimize the inconvenience to customers, MDOT MTA will provide a free shuttle bus service in both directions for passengers from the Camden Yards station north to Falls Road. The bus will stop at each of the closed stations during normal hours.
“Nothing is more essential to operating a successful transit system than ensuring the safety of our customers,” said MDOT MTA Deputy Administrator Suhair Al Khatib. “This track work help to increase safety for the transit riding public and will increase the reliability of the entire Light Rail system.”
Al Khatib asked that customers plan ahead and allow extra time when using MDOT MTA’s Light Rail service during the weekend.
MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates Local and Commuter buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. MDOT MTA also manages the Taxi Access system and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, Annapolis, Baltimore City and Ocean City. MDOT is a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent and exceptional transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit mdot.maryland.gov or mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.