Baltimore’s entire Metro SubwayLink system will remain closed for a month for emergency repairs, the Maryland Transit Administration announced Sunday.
For those who are unfamiliar with the system, here are some facts and figures:
» Origin: The Metro opened in 1983. A second phase, extending the line to what was then the Owings Mills Mall, opened in 1997. And the final phase took the line to Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1995.
» Western terminus: Owings Mills
» Eastern terminus: Johns Hopkins Hospital
» Length: The Metro stretches 15.5 miles
» Number of stations: 14
» Fairs: $1.80 one-way, $4.20 for a day pass
» Ridership: About 40,000 riders on weekdays, 17,000 total on weekends
» How to get around during closure: A free shuttle bus, or “bus bridge,” as the MTA calls them — will begin at 5 a.m. and run until midnight on weekdays, and from 6 a.m. until midnight on weekends. An “express bus bridge” will make stops at Owings Mills, Milford Mill, Mondawmin, State Center, Charles Center and Johns Hopkins during weekday peak hours — from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Baltimore Sun reporters Colin Campbell and Michael Dresser contributed to this article.