Snowfall continues to stall trains, flights, buses in blizzard's wake

Although the snow has stopped falling, the historic storm continues to impact transportation in Greater Baltimore as the region digs out from more than two feet of snow.

The historic snowfall continued to create cancellations for airlines, trains and bus routes Sunday, and the effects will likely continue into the coming week.


At Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, 370 flights were canceled Sunday, and dozens of flights were already canceled for Monday and Tuesday, according to FlightAware.

"We do expect limited airline operations late today," BWI spokesman Jonathan Dean said Sunday. "The airlines will continue gradually resuming regular service tomorrow. I would anticipate continued airline impacts into Monday."


As of early Sunday afternoon there were no airline planes at BWI — Dean said the airlines shifted their planes away from the region on Friday.

He encouraged travelers to check with their airline to find out about the latest cancellations and delays.

Amtrak spokeswoman Chelsea Kopta had the same advice for Amtrak customers. Amtrak continued to operate on a modified schedule in the Mid-Atlantic Sunday, and it will announce its Monday plans for the Northeast corridor Sunday afternoon.

"Amtrak is continuing to operate throughout the weekend. However, with some modified service, we strongly encourage passengers to check ahead before they travel on and/or the Amtrak smartphone apps," Kopta said in an email.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said he expected to see a decrease in travel since the company announced plans to modify service Thursday ahead of the storm.

The Maryland Transit Administration is working to clear its MARC and light rail tracks, but the agency is currently not offering bus, metro, light rail or MARC train service.

On Monday, the MTA will not offer mobility service for passengers who are unable to use local buses, metro or light rail. According to the agency's website, mobility service will likely resume on Tuesday or Wednesday, so no reservations are being taken until Monday. It has not been determined what time the MTA Mobility Reservations Call Center will open on Monday.

The agency will offer free transit rides on Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to accommodate riders faced with reduced service and schedule changes due to road, track and weather conditions.


The MTA will resume partial service for the light rail, 17 local bus lines, and metro Monday at 9 a.m., MTA Administrator and CEO Paul Comfort said. All MARC Train and commuter bus services (except on Route 201 to BWI) are cancelled Monday. The agency is hoping to return to full service by Wednesday.

"Essentially we're gong to try to wait for the sun to come out and then start service at 9 a.m.," he said. "I definitely think we made the right decision. This was a historic snowstorm."

The Charm City Circulator buses and Harbor Connector suspended service Monday.