Part of Baltimore's Metro Subway to close for 'several weeks'
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Baltimore's entire Metro Subway system will be closed Friday through Sunday for emergency repairs.
The elevated section of the metro subway system from Owings Mills to West Coldspring stations will be closed several weeks, according to MDOT/MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn.
Maryland Transit Administration announced late Thursday that it will be closed "after a preliminary inspection conducted in preparation for planned summer track-work revealed that some sections of track needed replacement sooner than expected," according to a news release.
"Very inconvenient. You come up here in the morning thinking you're on your regular schedule to get to work and then you find out, I gotta get on the bus," subway rider Denise Holland said. "Then they don't have shuttle buses."
MTA officials say they will re-evaluate this weekend whether shuttle buses will be used next week.
Updates on the subway system, recently renamed SubwayLink, will be provided as soon as possible by Sunday night.
"The safety of our riders is a fundamental responsibility that we take with the utmost seriousness," Quinn said. "With this immediate action, we are working to ensure the well-being of everyone who rides our system, and we do not take any risks when it comes to safety."
Customers are urged to use Light Rail or buses. More information is available at www.facebook.com/mtamaryland and Twitter @mtamaryland or to call 410-539-5000.