The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) has announced that it will reopen service on the entire Metro SubwayLink system on March 9. The administration has completed necessary rail replacement on the system three days ahead of schedule.
“Safety will always be our first priority,” stated Kevin Quinn, administrator of MDOT MTA. “The decision to reopen the Metro SubwayLink system came after a thorough inspection of our tracks to ensure their safety and reliability. We are pleased to restore service to our riders earlier than originally planned and appreciate their patience during this time.”
MDOT MTA inspectors, along with Federal Transit Administration and State Safety Oversight inspectors, made a thorough inspection of the rail work of the Metro SubwayLink system, including hands-on, physical track inspections and geometry car testing.
Additional rail work by MDOT MTA is also scheduled to take place during the 2018 summer.