Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)

MTA to Restore Service to Light Rail, MARC Train and Commuter Bus Wednesday

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) will operate light rail, MARC Train, and commuter bus service on their regular schedules Wednesday, October 31, 2012.

“Following a comprehensive review of track conditions, catenary wires, parking lots, platforms, tunnels and power supplies we have determined it is safe to resume these services,” said MTA Administrator Ralign T. Wells. “While MARC passengers may experience some delays, we have been in regular contact with our partners at Amtrak and CSX, and agree that our equipment and facilities are ready to resume operations.”

Light rail crews are reinstalling the at-grade crossing gate arms that were removed due to the high winds. Light rail service is expected to operate on its regular schedule for the Wednesday commute.

Local bus, metro subway and mobility/paratransit resumed service Tuesday. Metro subway and mobility operated at full strength. Local bus had 90 percent of its fleet on line within a few hours of going back in service.

“I want to thank MTA employees for their diligence, working around the clock in inclement weather to get all of our systems back up and running as soon as possible. We also thank our customers for their patience during this weather emergency,” said Wells.