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Baltimore's Metro system: the facts and figures

The Baltimore Sun

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.

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