BALTIMORE, MD (JULY 17, 2019) – The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will begin repairs to address erosion to sections of the Light RailLink track foundation in the vicinity of Cold Spring Lane. This work will begin Monday, July 22, and require an estimated three-week partial suspension of service of the Light RailLink system from Lutherville to North Avenue. While the scheduled repairs are in progress, a free bus bridge will accommodate passengers and stop at all impacted locations. MDOT MTA appreciates the patience of our riders, especially as Baltimore City Department of Public Works continues to complete repairs to the water main break near Pratt and Howard Streets that has affected Light RailLink service from the Camden to North Avenue stops.
"The safety of riders is our first priority," said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. "While the well-being of everyone who rides our system is our primary concern, we are focused on completing repairs thoroughly, efficiently and as quickly as possible."
To maximize the efficient use of resources during this time, MDOT MTA will complete additional capital improvements of the Light RailLink system nearby. Pedestrian walkways, which allow access to the northbound and southbound tracks, will be replaced at the Falls Road, Mt. Washington and Woodberry stops. Track replacement also will occur at Woodberry. These improvements are being completed as part of MDOT MTA's six-year $3.3 billion capital investment budget.
MDOT MTA communications efforts include signage at each stop and Transit Ambassadors to help individual passengers plan their route, as well as continuous updates via social media, the MDOT MTA website and e-alert notification system.
To mitigate the impact to riders, MDOT MTA will offer a free bus bridge with both local and express service.
July 22 – July 25:
Express Service: Operates 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Service from Lutherville to Camden stops only.
Local Service: Operates Monday - Friday from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, Saturdays 6:00 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Service at all stops between Lutherville and Camden.
July 26 – August 13:
Express Service: Operates 6:00 am to 10:00 am and from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Service from Falls Road to Camden stops only.
Local Service: Operates Monday - Friday from 5:00 a.m. to midnight, Saturdays 6:00 a.m. to midnight and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Service at all stops between Falls Road and Camden.
For more information on the trackwork and bus bridge service, click here.
While a partial three-week closure is anticipated to complete the repairs, this timeframe is highly dependent on weather conditions. MDOT MTA will monitor conditions during this process and notify riders of any changes.
MDOT MTA recognizes the critical importance of public transit to our passengers. In addition to the shuttle bus bridge, customers are encouraged to use bus alternatives on CityLink or LocalLink routes as well as the Metro SubwayLink system. To explore alternative transportation options, customers are urged to visit www.mta.maryland.gov or call the Transit Information Contact Center at 410-539-5000.
MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates a Local Bus System, Commuter Buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, 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 mdot.maryland.gov or mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.