Maryland Transit Administration performing emergency light-rail repairs

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is launching an emergency project on June 20, 2014, to repair the light-rail tracks and prevent further erosion of land around the Cold Spring Station due to heavy rains. Emergency work will require the temporary closure of the Mt. Washington, Cold Spring and Woodberry stations for approximately three weeks and MTA anticipates the project should be complete by July 11, 2014, weather permitting.


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.

During the three-week temporary closure, light-rail will operate on a modified schedule and trains will not travel to the Mt. Washington, Cold Spring or Woodberry stations.


Categories: Ballast, Ties, Rail, ON Track Maintenance, Rapid Transit/Light Rail