Rail service to resume today after disruption

November 20, 1994|By From Staff Reports

Light-rail service in South Baltimore, interrupted since Monday by damaged power lines, is scheduled to resume at 11 a.m. today, the Mass Transit Administration reported last night.

With help from Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., MTA maintenance crews completed repairs yesterday to 1,500 feet of overhead wires that had been damaged north of the Westport stop on the Central Light Rail Line.

The cause of the damage remains unknown, and MTA said it was continuing to review the entire 22.5-mile line in an attempt to pinpoint what triggered Monday's mishap.

A 3.4-mile segment between Camden Station and Patapsco Avenue has been without rail service since Monday afternoon, when damage to the wires stranded a train with 150 passengers for two hours.

MTA and BGE crews have been working since then to restore the wires and rail service.

Trains continued to run south of Patapsco and north of Camden, while passengers traveling between downtown and Anne Arundel County were ferried by bus between the two stations.

MTA spokesmen had suggested that light rail service might be restored in time for yesterday's annual Thanksgiving parade downtown.

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