BMore Light Rail shut down due to tree, power pole down

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BMore Light Rail shut down due to tree, power pole down

Postby STrRedWolf » Sat May 20, 2017 9:08 am

Well, this sucks during the Preakness.

Light Rail is shut down between North Avenue and Falls Road because of a tree and a power pole that fell on the tracks, cutting caternary power. The latter actually fell on a LR train! Photos taken by MTA: https://www.instagram.com/mtamaryland/

So:
  • Limited shuttle service between Falls Road and North Avenue.
  • Pimlico shuttle service moved to North Avenue LR and Rogers Avenue Metro.
"The last and final stop is BALTIMORE PENN STATION." I can has MARC V?
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Re: BMore Light Rail shut down due to tree, power pole down

Postby Backshophoss » Sat May 20, 2017 7:59 pm

Is Light Rail using wood poles for the Catenary? :(
Or was the pole "bent" by the falling tree? :(
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Re: BMore Light Rail shut down due to tree, power pole down

Postby STrRedWolf » Sun May 21, 2017 4:34 pm

Backshophoss wrote:Is Light Rail using wood poles for the Catenary? :(
Or was the pole "bent" by the falling tree? :(


The pole is metal, but there was a power company pole (BG&E here) that broke.
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