Baltimore's Subway Shut Down for a Month

Emergency repairs will shut down Metro SubwayLink for a month, adding the system to an ignominious list of transit closures that includes SafeTrak in Washington, D.C. and the L Train in New York City.
February 13, 2018, 8am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Baltimore’s entire Metro SubwayLink system will remain closed for a month, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Sunday, after safety inspections showed sections of track needed emergency repairs that couldn’t wait until this summer," reports Colin Campbell.

"The MTA shut the system down on Friday for a safety evaluation after discovering an urgent need for repairs on sections of the aboveground northwest leg of the system between the Owings Mills and West Cold Spring stations. Sunday’s decision expanded the closing to the entire system, which has 14 stations and more than 40,000 riders on a typical weekday," adds Campbell.

The article includes more on interim bus routes to replace the lost service and responses to the news from local transit commuters.

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Published on Monday, February 12, 2018 in The Baltimore Sun
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