Light rail services to be suspended starting Friday

Maryland Transit Administration officials revealed that Light Rail services will be suspended effective Friday.Officials held a news conference at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to officially announce the suspension.”The decision to suspend service is based on two issues. First, we’re discovered that high voltage conduits on our vehicles have been punctured. This was discovered as a result of inspections following a fire event on Oct. 21,” MTA administrator Holly Arnold said.The MTA also found issues with the cables that connect Light Rail cars. Those cables have caused six smoke events since Nov. 2021, Arnold said.Follow-up inspections assessments determined that further inspection was needed of the entire Light Rail fleet.”While the risk level remains acceptable, we are taking action out of an abundance of caution and to facilitate an expedited inspection and repair of the fleet,” Arnold said.Shuttle bus service will be implemented at all Light Rail stops effective Friday.

Maryland Transit Administration officials revealed that Light Rail services will be suspended effective Friday.

Officials held a news conference at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to officially announce the suspension.

“The decision to suspend service is based on two issues. First, we’re discovered that high voltage conduits on our vehicles have been punctured. This was discovered as a result of inspections following a fire event on Oct. 21,” MTA administrator Holly Arnold said.

The MTA also found issues with the cables that connect Light Rail cars. Those cables have caused six smoke events since Nov. 2021, Arnold said.

Follow-up inspections assessments determined that further inspection was needed of the entire Light Rail fleet.

“While the risk level remains acceptable, we are taking action out of an abundance of caution and to facilitate an expedited inspection and repair of the fleet,” Arnold said.

Shuttle bus service will be implemented at all Light Rail stops effective Friday.



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