Light rail repairs could take a week
The Maryland Transit Administration says the light rail system could remain closed north of Timonium for another week because of damage caused last Tuesday when a tractor-trailer collided with a train at Gilroy Road, damaging the track and the overhead power system.
According to the MTA, the repairs to the system will be completed by next Monday, April 5. The MTA will continue to offer shuttle bus service between Timonium and Hunt Valley until service is restored.
An MTA operator was seriously injured, and the train extensively damaged, March 23 when a truck apparently turned onto the track and collided with the train. The truck driver faces traffic charges in the incident. Among other work, the MTA said it has had to replace a pole broken in the crash, as well as its foundation.