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Metro Subway To Reopen passengers ride free through Sunday

Metro Subway To Reopen passengers ride free through Sunday



The Metro SubwayLink will reopen at 5 a.m. on Friday, March 9. Transportation officials announced the reopening of the subway after a closure in February for emergency repairs.

“The decision to reopen the Metro SubwayLink system came after a thorough inspection of our tracks to ensure their safety and reliability,” said Kevin Quinn of the Maryland Transit Administration. “We are pleased to restore service to our riders earlier than originally planned and appreciate their patience during this time.”

The Metro SubwayLink will offer riders free fare from Friday, March 9, to Sunday, March 11, as a gesture of appreciation for riders who have been patient with officials repairing the lines.

The need for repairs was found while crews were conducting a routine inspection of the tracks. The subway closed Feb. 9, and riders were encouraged to use a Bus Bridge in the interim.

“Safety will always be our first priority,” Quinn said.

At the time of the closure in early February, Gov. Larry Hogan said he was providing $2.2 million in emergency funding to run shuttle bus bridges to transport riders along the Metro SubwayLink route, in addition to the existing BaltimoreLink bus options at each station provided by CityLink and LocalLink routes.

When operational, the Metro Subway Link carries passengers from Owings Mills to Johns Hopkins Hospital, along a 15.5-mile route that takes about 30 minutes. There are 14 stations along the way, including the Owings Mills station at 5018 Painters Mill Road.

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Bilal Ali

March 9th, 2018

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