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Schaefer 'final tour' could delay light rail, buses

It was Gov. William Donald Schaefer who brought the light rail system to Baltimore, so perhaps he can be forgiven if he delays it a bit Monday.

The Maryland Transit  Administration says that the planned "final tour" for Schaefer before he lies in state at City Hall starting Monday evening could cause some temporary delays in light rail service, as well as on local and commuter buses, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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The tour will take Schaefer's body from his childhood home in West Baltimore to many sites associated with his career -- including Lexington Market, Camden yards, the Hippodrome, Harborplace, Fells Point and Little Italy.

The MTA said street closures along the route could cause delays.

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