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Baltimore subway set to resume service Friday

Baltimore’s Metro Subway in 2000. (The Daily Record file)

Baltimore’s Metro Subway in 2000. (The Daily Record file)

The Metro SubwayLink system connecting downtown Baltimore with suburban Baltimore County is scheduled to resume service Friday.

The system was shut down roughly a month ago for emergency repairs. Closing the city’s only subway line was a headache for commuters from areas such as Carroll County and Owings Mills who work at locations such as State Center, downtown and the Johns Hopkins medical campus.

“Safety will always be our first priority,” said Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration Administrator Kevin Quinn. “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.”

Repair work was completed ahead of schedule. To thank commuters for their patience, the line will run free of charge on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

But there is still additional maintenance work scheduled for this summer. The state is pledging to mitigate potential service disruptions during that time.

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