Storm Erosion Causes Partial Light RailLink Suspension of Service


Free Bus Bridge Will Transport Passengers Between the Closed Stations

BALTIMORE, MD (July 22, 2018) – Flooding from the severe storms on Saturday, July 21 has caused erosion to sections of the Light RailLink track foundation. The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has announced that Light RailLink service from Patapsco to Cromwell and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport stations will be temporarily suspended while repairs are completed.  A free bus bridge has been put in place to accommodate passengers and will stop at all impacted stations.

“The safety of our riders is our first priority.” said MDOT MTA Chief Operations Officer Sean Adgerson. “We are working to complete these repairs to ensure the well-being of everyone who rides our system.”

Based upon thorough inspections and the scope of work needed, it is anticipated that Light RailLink service will need to be suspended for approximately two weeks to complete the needed repairs. This timeframe is highly dependent on weather conditions and MDOT MTA will continue to monitor track conditions during this process. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate our rider’s patience as we work to complete these emergency repairs.

MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service and a comprehensive Mobility (paratransit) system. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit or, check us out on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.

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