Monday, November 24, 2008

Back on Track

Woo Hoo! The light rail is back on track, but I wouldn't get too excited too quickly. There are still many trains out of service, and the MTA is still expecting crowded conditions. The problem isn't totally fixed yet (probably won't be for another few years), but a "temporary solution" has been found that should help the trains better negotiate the slippery rails. And just in time for snow and ice season! Let's all hope this is a bit better.

Here is the update from MTA:

Last updated: November 24, 5:31 AM

Effective Sunday, November 23, all Light Rail trains will operate between Hunt Valley and Cromwell Station/Glen Burnie and BWI Marshall Airport.

Trains will operate every 15 minutes between Linthicum and Hunt Valley and every 30 minutes from Cromwell Station/Glen Burnie and BWI Marshall Airport.

Shuttle buses will continue to provide service to Penn Station from the Mt. Royal/UB stop until further notice. As wheel maintenance associated with fall and winter weather conditions continues, Light Rail will operate some single-car trains which may result in crowded conditions during peak periods.

The MTA apologizes for the inconvenience.

Now if they had only spent that 4 million measly dollars on a solution back in 2000, we wouldn't have had this problem.

How have people been fairing on their commutes?

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