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MTA to partially shut down metro subway service this summer

Maintenance work scheduled from July 23 to August 12, 2016 to increase safety and reliability

4/8/2016, 2 p.m.
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will shut down Baltimore Metro Subway service from the Milford Mill ...

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will shut down Baltimore Metro Subway service from the Milford Mill to Mondawmin stations for 21 days – July 23 to August 12 – for replacement of major components of Metro rail.

Service will continue between the following stations: Owings Mills to Milford Mill and Mondawmin to Johns Hopkins Hospital. During the shutdown, there will be no train service to Reisterstown Plaza Station, Rogers Avenue Station and West Cold Spring Station.

Work will largely include reconstructing three inter-lockings – a rail component that allows trains to cross over from one track to another. During the shutdown, the MTA will utilize the time to perform additional rail replacement, track maintenance, station improvements and cleaning.

“In an effort to minimize inconvenience, MTA is announcing our plans well in advance so customers can make their plans,” said MTA Deputy Administrator Suhair Al Khatib. “This necessary and critical rail work will further enhance service safety and reliability, and allow trains to move faster through this corridor of the Metro track. Customers will have an enhanced experience as a result of this essential rail work.”

Additional customer notifications will be sent closer to the scheduled maintenance. Plans are underway to offer shuttle bus service that will operate during regular Metro service hours seven days a week during the shutdown.

For the latest information on MTA service, passengers are urged to check the MTA website at www.mta.maryland.gov