Maryland Department of Transportation’s MTA to Temporarily Close Light Rail in Downtown Baltimore for Track Work, March 24-26

Bus Bridge Will Be In Effect Between the Camden Yards and North Avenue Stations to Help Get MTA Customers Around the City’s Central Business District

BALTIMORE, MD (MARCH 20, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will temporarily halt Light Rail service from March 24-26 along Mt. Royal Avenue near Dolphin Street in Baltimore City’s Central Business District for essential track repairs.

The shutdown will begin on Friday, March 24, at 6 p.m. and last through the weekend with service resuming at its regularly scheduled time of 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 26.

Light Rail stops that will be closed include all those between Camden Yards and North Avenue.

To minimize the inconvenience to customers, MTA will provide a free shuttle bus service in both directions for passengers from the Camden Yards Light Rail station to the North Avenue station.  The bus will stop at each of the closed stations during normal hours.

“The safety of our customers is our number one priority,” said MTA Deputy Administrator Suhair Al Khatib. “Not only will this track work help to increase safety for the transit riding public, it will enhance the efficiency and reliability of the entire Light Rail system.”

Al Khatib asked that customers plan ahead and allow extra time when using MTA’s Light Rail service this weekend.

If inclement weather forces a postponement of the project, it will be moved to the following weekend, starting March 31 and ending April 2.

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MTA operates Local and Commuter buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. 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. 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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