FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE, MD (OCTOBER 4, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will conduct track maintenance and rail replacement this weekend resulting in the suspension of Light RailLink service in both directions between the North Avenue and Camden stations.
The shutdown, which will occur Friday, October 6, at 6 p.m. to Monday, October 9, at 4 a.m., will impact the following stations: North Avenue; Mt. Royal/MICA; State Center/Cultural Center; Mt. Vernon/UM Midtown Medical Center (Centre Street); Lexington Market; Baltimore Arena (University Center); Convention Center; and Camden. There also will be no Light RailLink service to Penn Station.
To minimize the inconvenience, MDOT MTA will provide free shuttle bus service for passengers between North Avenue and Camden Yards, including Penn Station. Shuttle buses will run at 10-, 20- and 30-minute intervals based on time of day during Light RailLink’s regularly scheduled hours.
“This track work will increase the safety, efficiency and reliability of our Light RailLink system,” said MDOT MTA Deputy Administrator Suhair Al Khatib. “Customer safety is always our No. 1 priority. We ask our riders to plan ahead and allow for additional travel time this weekend.”
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 also manages the Call-a-Ride 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.
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