The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) will carry out planned Light RailLink track maintenance and rail replacement work along the Light RailLink system throughout a three-week period beginning Sept. 14.
Service will be temporarily discontinued to the Hunt Valley, Pepper Road, McCormick Road, Gilroy Road and Warren Road stops until the project work is complete Oct. 4.
“MDOT MTA recognizes the critical importance transit has for its riders and is making every effort to minimize disruption to its passengers’ commute during this rail work,” said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. “We are focused on communicating with our customers in every way practical, before and during the planned work, to keep them apprised of developments.”
Northbound Light RailLink will discontinue service at the Timonium Fairgrounds stop. MDOT MTA plans to accommodate passengers’ needs by increasing bus service on LocalLink #93, which currently runs between the affected stations.
“With safety as our top priority, this rail work is part of MDOT MTA’s over $900 million investment in rail infrastructure improvements scheduled over the next several years,” a statement said.
Communications efforts to aid passengers during the planned work include signage at each stop, transit ambassadors who will be available to help passengers plan their routes, continuous updates via social media, the MDOT MTA website and an e-alert notification system, the agency said.