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Flood damage suspends light rail service from Patapsco to Cromwell and BWI; repairs will take 2 weeks

Sections of the Baltimore region’s light rail system are shut down for at least two weeks following flood damage, officials said Sunday night.

Service at the light rail’s two southern terminals, from Patapsco to Cromwell and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport stations, has been suspended.

Heavy rains over the weekend eroded sections of the track’s foundation, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration.

The repairs are estimated to take two weeks, but the “timeframe is highly dependent on weather conditions,” according to a statement.

“The safety of our riders is our first priority.” said MDOT MTA Chief Operations Officer Sean Adgerson. “We are working to complete these repairs to ensure the well-being of everyone who rides our system.”

A free bus will stop at all affected stations.

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