Last Updated: 04/26/2020 2:30 PM

*** In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, PLEASE USE TRANSIT FOR ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY. Essential travel means taking trips to work, hospitals, health care providers, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, food distribution centers, schools, to provide care for family members, and other similar destinations. By reducing unnecessary travel, transit becomes safer for those who depend on it, especially essential healthcare workers, and for those who operate it. MDOT MTA encourages all employers to consider telework options where possible ***

**IMPORTANT** Effective April 18, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all riders using public transit including local bus, light rail, metro subway, commuter bus, MARC Train and Mobility/paratransit service are REQUIRED to wear face coverings. Click here for information on how to make a face covering.

This action supports Governor Hogan's Executive Order number 20-04-15-01.

MDOT MTA has proactively initiated an enhanced daily wipe-down of bus, rail, and paratransit vehicles to include disinfecting areas with high passenger touchpoints.

Service Status

MDOT MTA will implement service reductions on all vehicle modes effective Wednesday, March 18.

  • **NEW 4/26** Local Bus

    • Effective April 27, an additional 23 trips (177 in total) on the CityLink Blue, Gold, and Red, and LocalLink 53, 54, 56, 65, 67, 78, 80, 81, 85, and 89 will augment Saturday service schedules to better service riders. For a complete list of supplemental service trips, click here.
    • Effective April 14, local bus service will operate on a base Saturday schedule Monday through Saturday with enhanced service on select routes to maintain access for essential workers and healthcare personnel to facilities including hospitals, food distribution sites and designated supply chain employers such as Amazon, FedEx and UPS. An additional 154 trips were added to augment those service schedules. For a complete list of supplemental service trips, click here.
    • Effective April 6, all nine Express BusLink routes (103, 104, 105, 115, 120, 150, 154, 160, 164) and LocalLink 38 and 92, which primarily serve schools that are now closed, are temporarily suspended.
      • Potential alternative service options include:
        • Express BusLink 103 - LocalLink 53, CityLink Green
        • Express BusLink 104 - CityLink Green
        • Express BusLink 105 - CityLink Pink
        • Express BusLink 115 - CityLink Brown
        • Express BusLink 120 - LocalLink 56, CityLink Brown
        • Express BusLink 150 - Commuter Bus 310, MARC Train
        • Express BusLink 154 - LocalLink 54
        • Express BusLink 160 - LocalLink 59, CityLink Orange
        • Express BusLink 164 - LocalLink 67
        • LocalLink 38 - LocalLink 94, CityLink Blue
        • LocalLink 92 - LocalLink 34, 89
    • To minimize operator contact with riders, MDOT MTA will implement rear-door boarding on all bus routes with riders encouraged to pay transit fares with the CharmPass mobile ticketing app, CharmCard® or paper ticket that will be visually validated
    • MDOT MTA encourages riders to allow for extra travel time.
  • Light Rail - on weekdays (Monday – Friday) Light Rail will operate on a Saturday schedule
  • Metro Subway

    • on weekdays (Monday – Friday) Metro Subway will operate on a Saturday schedule
    • At the request of Johns Hopkins Hospital, the entrance to the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center from Johns Hopkins station is closed until further notice
  • Commuter Bus - effective Monday, April 13, MDOT MTA will implement further reductions of Commuter Bus service in response to significant reductions in ridership as riders continue to limit their use of these services to essential trips only.

    • The following routes will will continue to operate on a "S" schedule: 203, 210, 215, 230, 250, 320, 325, 410, 411, 420, 505, 650, 725. Please check your route's schedule PDF for specific trips that will operate.
    • All service on Route 204 will be suspended.
    • Service reductions will be implemented on the following routes. Only specified trips listed below will operate:
      • Route 201 Weekday - 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33
      • Route 201 Weekend - 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29
      • Route 220 - 1, 5, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 22, 24, 26
      • Route 240 - 2, 4, 7, 9, 11
      • Route 260 - 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
      • Route 305 - 1, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 21, 23
      • Route 310 - 1, 3, 7, 8, 9 ,12, 14
      • Route 315 - 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20
      • Route 335 - 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14
      • Route 345 - 1, 4, 7, 8, 12, 15
      • Route 515 - 1, 5, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 23, 27
      • Route 610 - 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 22, 26
      • Route 620 - 1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 22, 24, 26
      • Route 630 - 1, 4, 7, 9, 12, 15
      • Route 640 - 1, 4, 7, 9, 12, 15
      • Route 705 - 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 18, 22, 26, 30, 33
      • Route 715 - 1, 4, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26
      • Route 735 - 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19
      • Route 810 - 2, 4, 7, 9
      • Route 820 - 2, 4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 30
      • Route 830 - 1, 5, 9, 13, 14, 18, 22, 26
      • Route 840 - 1, 5, 9, 10, 11, 15, 19
      • Route 850 - 2, 4, 7, 9
  • MARC Train - effective Monday, April 13, MDOT MTA will implement further reductions of MARC Train service in response to significant reductions in ridership as riders continue to limit their use of these services to essential trips only. MARC Train will further reduce the “R” schedule by eliminating select trains on all lines – Penn, Camden, and Brunswick.

    • The following trains will not operate until further notice:

      Penn Line Weekday Southbound:

      • Train 413 (6:40am departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 421 (8:15am departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 641 (4:23pm departure from Penn Station)

      Penn Line Weekday Northbound:

      • Train 412 (8:58am departure from Union Station)
      • Train 634 (4:35pm departure from Union Station)
      • Train 440 (5:25pm departure from Union Station)
      • Train 642 (5:58pm departure from Union Station)

      Penn Line Saturday:

      • Train 677 (8:55am departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 689 (2:50pm departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 495 (5:55pm departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 497 (8:00pm departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 478 (10:15am departure from Union Station)
      • Train 490 (4:15pm departure from Union Station)
      • Train 492 (5:20pm departure from Union Station)
      • Train 696 (9:40pm departure from Union Station)

      Penn Line Sunday:

      • Train 681 (10:55am departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 487 (2:00pm departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 495 (5:55pm departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 482 (12:15pm departure from Union Station)
      • Train 490 (4:15pm departure from Union Station)
      • Train 492 (5:20pm departure from Union Station)

      Supplemental Penn Line service will remain - the following trains, which were added to the R schedule on March 17 to provide essential early evening and late night service, will continue to operate:

      • Train 403 (4:45am departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 502 (6:10am departure from Washington, which will continue to make all stops between Washington and Perryville)
      • Train 453 (9:37pm departure from Penn Station)
      • Train 452 (10:55pm departure from Union Station)

      Brunswick Line:

      • Train 878 (6:25am departure from Martinsburg)
      • Train 877 (4:55pm departure from Union Station)
      • Train 881 (6:20pm departure from Union Station) will operate, but will terminate in Brunswick and not serve Harpers Ferry, Duffields, or Martinsburg

      Camden Line:

      • Train 849 (7:10am departure from Camden Yards)
      • Train 856 (5:58pm departure from Union Station)
    • Additional changes to existing trains are outlined below:
      • Penn Line Train 511 (weekday) will add stops at West Baltimore, Halethorpe and BWI Airport
      • Penn Line Train 536 (weekday) will add stops at Seabrook, Bowie State University, and West Baltimore
      • Penn Line Train 491 (Saturday) will add a stop at Martin Airport
      • Camden Line Train 852 will add a flag stop at Jessup
      • Brunswick Line Train 872 will add stops at Dickerson, Boyds, and Garrett Park
      • Brunswick Line Train 875 will add stops at Harpers Ferry, Duffields and Martinsburg

    PDF Schedules with "R" train designation are available here - Penn Line, Camden Line, Brunswick Line

    Train timetables in HTML are available here - Penn Line, Camden Line, Brunswick Line

    • Mobility - in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, please use transit for essential travel only. Mobility trip requests must be made by calling 410-764-8181. Essential travel means taking trips to work, hospitals, health care providers, pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, food distribution centers, schools, to provide care for family members, and other similar destinations.

      • All in-person eligibility certification assessments and determinations are temporarily suspended and will be replaced with desk reviews and telephone interviews
    • Transit Store - State office buildings have been closed to the public. As a result, the Transit Store located at 6 St. Paul Street in Baltimore will be closed beginning Monday, March 16.

      • Fare products may still be purchased through the CharmPass mobile fare app and by purchasing CharmCard and Mobility ticket books from the online Pass Store.
      • Fare products may also be purchased at ticket vending machines located at Metro SubwayLink, Light RailLink, and MARC stations.
      • CharmCard stored value and pass products may continue to be loaded via the WMATA web portal.
    • Reduced Fare Certification Office - State office buildings have been closed to the public. As a result, the Reduced Fare Certification Office located at 6 St. Paul Street in Baltimore will be closed beginning Monday, March 16.

      • Senior/Disability Monthly Passes may still be purchased from the online Pass Store.
      • Reduced fare certifications that expire during this time will be accepted as valid until the office reopens.
      • Valid ID's as defined on the Senior Reduced Fare Program and Disability Reduced Fare Program pages will continued to be accepted.
      • Disability Reduced Fare application forms may be downloaded on the Forms page of the website.
    • Transit Information Contact Center - cell center hours of operation will change to 6:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Customers will be able to access the IVR and the MDOT MTA website for information.
    • Mondawmin Customer Service Kiosk - will be closed until further notice.
    • Lost & Found - retrieval of lost & found items may be delayed unless they are related to safety and security, such as medical devices, cell phones, and personal identification.
    • Meal Sites - MDOT MTA will continue to provide service to the following student meal sites

      Location Address City Serviced By
      Alexander Hamilton Elementary School 800 Poplar Grove St. Baltimore LocalLinks 29 and 80
      Arlington Elementary School 3705 W Rogers Ave. Baltimore LocalLink 30
      Beechfield Elementary/Middle School 301 S Beechfield Ave. Baltimore CityLink Purple
      The Historic Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle School 801 Bridgeview Rd. Baltimore LocalLink 26
      Paul Laurence Dunbar High School 1400 Orleans St. Baltimore CityLink Lime and Pink, LocalLink 56
      Sinclair Lane Elementary School 3880 Sinclair Ln. Baltimore CityLink Lime and Pink

    COVID-19 Prevention Tips

    avoid close contact with people who are sick

    Avoid close contact with people who are sick

    cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

    Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash

    wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

    Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds

    More Ways to Protect Yourself and Others

    The everyday preventive steps have proven effective at slowing the spread of respiratory illnesses like colds and flu:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
    • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, your sleeve or your elbow
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using standard cleaning practices
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
    • If you are sick, stay home, except when seeking medical care

    Stay informed by visiting the Maryland Department of Health Coronavirus Information Page or dialing 2-1-1

    Additional information can also be found by visiting https://www.cdc.gov/COVID19

    Click here for the Coronavirus Fact Sheet