3 Light rail stops closed for emergency repairs


The Maryland Transit Administration is temporarily closing three light rail stops for emergency repair, the agency announced Wednesday .

The three affected stops are: Cold Spring, Mt. Washington and Woodberry.

“Recent heavy rains have significantly eroded land near the tracks at the Cold Spring Station,” according to a release from MTA. “Crews will work to repair the tracks, stabilize soil and prevent further erosion. To ensure worker safety during repairs, power to the catenary wires will be shut down at the Mt. Washington, Cold Spring and Woodberry stations.”

The work is expected to last approximate three weeks, weather permitting. Buses will be deployed to get passengers between the three stops. 

MTA is warning passengers to allow for extra travel time.

"The safety of our passengers and employees is our highest priority," said Robert Smith, MTA Administrator & CEO, in a release. "We appreciate everyone's patience as we work quickly to make these emergency safety repairs." 

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