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For Immediate Release:

Maryland Department of Transportation’s MTA Resumes
Metro Subway Service in Baltimore City on Sunday, Aug. 14

Critical Maintenance Work from Milford Mill to Mondawmin Stations
Completed Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget  

August 14, 2016

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has resumed Baltimore Metro Subway service today – a day ahead of schedule – from the Milford Mill to Mondawmin stations after a 23-day partial shutdown for critical maintenance work.
 
“We are pleased to report that this critical maintenance work was completed ahead of schedule and under budget,” said MTA Administrator and CEO Paul Comfort. “I’d like to thank our customers for their patience during this important safety project. We are pleased they will have an enhanced experience as a result of this essential rail work.” 
 
Due to the replacement and repair of major rail components of Metro Subway, there was no train service to the Reisterstown Plaza, Rogers Avenue and West Cold Spring stations from July 22 to August 13. Repair work included reconstructing three interlockings – a rail component that allows trains to cross over from one track to another. The MTA also utilized the time to perform additional rail replacement, track maintenance and station improvements. 
 
To minimize the inconvenience to customers, MTA provided local and express shuttle buses linking the Metro Subway service from Milford Mill Station south to Mondawmin Station. During the partial shutdown, service continued between the following stations: Owings Mills to Milford Mill and Mondawmin to Johns Hopkins Hospital.
 
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 mdot.maryland.gov  or mta.maryland.gov, check us out on Facebook at facebook.com/mtamaryland and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.
 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Sandy Arnette                           Paul Shepard
Office: 410-767-8367                Office: 410-767-3935
Cell: 443-835-7984                   Cell:     443-622-4181
sarnette@mta.maryland.gov     pshepard@mta.maryland.gov
 

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