Hunt Valley service to return

Repair project done

light rail line will restart tomorrow

August 02, 2008|By Michael Dresser

As of tomorrow, light rail riders heading for Hunt Valley will no longer have to disembark at Timonium and take a bus shuttle, the Maryland Transit Administration said yesterday.

The MTA said it has completed improvements to a stretch of track north of Timonium. The $1.5 million project, which has closed down the northernmost stretch of the transit line since June 15, replaced the existing rubberized crossing where the line crosses Warren Road.

The work required the closing of the Warren Road, Gilroy Road, McCormick Road and Pepper Road stops in addition to the terminus at Hunt Valley.

The more than six-week shutdown of the northern part of the line came just a few years after an even more extensive closing for double-tracking.

Jawauna Greene, an MTA spokeswoman, said there are "no major projects on the horizon" for Hunt Valley riders "for the foreseeable future."

She said the next few years may bring some track work near the Cromwell station at the southern end of the light rail line, but added that the money for that work is not yet in the agency's budget.

Service past Timonium will resume tomorrow at 11 a.m.

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