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MTA to close three stations for Cold Springs emergency work

The Maryland Transit Administration announced today that recent heavy rains and soil erosion will require emergency repairs of  tracks and land around the Cold Spring Station beginning Friday, June 20, 2014.

The work will require the temporary closure of the Mt. Washington, Cold Spring and Woodberry stations for about three weeks and should be complete by July 11, weather permitting, the MTA said.

Recent heavy rains have eroded land near the tracks at the Cold Spring Station, officials said. Crews will work to repair the tracks, stabilize soil and prevent further erosion. To ensure worker safety during repairs, power to the catenary wires will be shut down at the Mt. Washington, Cold Spring and Woodberry stations.

Here’s the rest of the MTA announcement:

During the three-week temporary closure, Light Rail will operate on a modified schedule and trains will not travel to the Mt. Washington, Cold Spring or Woodberry stations. Bus bridges will be in place to accommodate passengers traveling between Falls Road station and North Avenue station. Service north of Falls Road will run with trains arriving every 15 minutes. Service south of North Avenue will run on its regular schedule.

MTA advises passengers to please allow extra time to travel, listen to MTA Transit Team Reports on local radio and TV stations, and visit www.mta.maryland.gov for more information. Customers also can call the MTA Transit Information Contact Center Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 410-539-5000 or TTY 410-539-3497.

To sign up for email notifications about service delays and modifications go to www.mta.maryland.gov/enotifications. Visit MTA’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/mtamaryland or Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/mtamaryland for more sources of updated information.

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