The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration will shut down the entire Metro SubwayLink system for emergency inspection and repairs from Friday, February 9, through Sunday, February 11.
MDOT MTA will temporarily shut down the entire Metro SubwayLink system for emergency inspection and repairs Friday, February 9 through Sunday, February 11. For more information and alternative transportation options, visit https://t.co/yguyiFOEgN #MDOTNews pic.twitter.com/A9lboxjLJp
— MTA Maryland (@mtamaryland) February 9, 2018
According to MTA, some of the sections of the train tracks need replacement before the summer.
MDOT MTA officials will reopen Metro SubwayLink stations as soon as they can, by Sunday evening.
"The safety of our riders is a fundamental responsibility that we take with the utmost seriousness," said MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn. "With this immediate action, we are working to ensure the well-being of everyone who rides our system, and we do not take any risks when it comes to safety."
MDOT MTA encourages passengers to use Light RailLink and the CityLink/LocalLink bus system while they make repairs to the Metro SubwayLink system.