Limited Mass Transit Service To Return Today
System to be on Sunday schedule starting this afternoon.
Officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that Metro will resume limited bus and rail service today beginning at 2 p.m. Normal service is expected to resume by Wednesday morning.
"Residual effects of the storm are still possible. Customers traveling today should allow extra time. Buses may encounter detours due to downed trees, power lines or flooding," reads a press release from WMATA.
Both the rail and bus lines will operate on their Sunday schedules through closing time tonight. Bus routes which do not run on Sundays will resume on a normal weekday schedule.
However, MetroAccess service will remain cancelled throughout Tuesday, with normal service expected to resume on Wednesday.
MARC Train, Bus Updates
The Maryland Transit Administration will continue to suspend its MARC Train and Commuter Bus service into Tuesday. However, MTA's local bus, subway and paratransit services–found mostly in the greater Baltimore area–will begin operating on a limited schedule starting at noon today.
“MTA crews monitored road and track conditions, catenary wires and power supplies for possible damage the last 48 hours,” said MTA Administrator Ralign T. Wells in a press release. “We are confident that MTA Local Bus, Metro Subway and Mobility equipment and facilities are ready to resume limited service today. Local Bus customers can expect some diversions as city crews work to clear the streets of storm related debris.”
Baltimore light rail service will remain suspended until Wednesday to allow time for crossing gate arms removed in advance of the storm to be re-installed.