BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s metro system will reopen three days ahead of schedule after the discovery of “unexpected wear” on 11 sections of elevated track prompted an early February shutdown.
The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration said in a release Thursday that the entire Metro SubwayLink system will reopen Friday morning, with free fares through March 11.
MDOT MTA Administrator Kevin Quinn said inspectors from multiple agencies have reviewed the rail replacement and track conditions.
During the closure, Gov. Larry Hogan had committed $2.2 million for shuttle buses to maintain service.
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The department is still scheduled to complete additional rail work in summer 2018.