BALTIMORE, MD (MAY 21, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will resume normal operations of Light Rail service today at the normal Sunday start time of 10 a.m.at the Mount Washington, Coldspring and Woodberry stops. Service at these stations has been disrupted since Friday afternoon due to fallen trees and BGE poles along the Light Rail route from Falls Road south to North Avenue.
MDOT MTA and BGE crews worked around the clock to clear the tracks and restore power. During the Light Rail service disruption, shuttle buses were used to transport passengers through the area.
“I am pleased to announce that through the hard work and dedication of the MDOT MTA staff and employees we are able to resume normal Light Rail operations today,” said MDOT MTA Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Rail Operations Erich Kolig. “The safety of our customers and employees is always our No. 1 priority. I also want to thank our customers for their patience and understanding while we have diligently worked to restore service.”
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 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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