Union Calls for Subway Shutdown in Baltimore

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city_baltimore_subway2The MTA is already planning to shut down part of the subway in Baltimore for weeks of repairs later this month. But the union that represents transit workers says the whole system needs attention.

According to CBS Baltimore, ATU Local 1300 is calling for a shutdown of the entire Metro. That’s the only thing that would provide room for necessary repairs to happen. They say issues like faulty wiring, broken fire suppression systems and more.

The call comes as the smoke and fire continues in MTA stations after last year’s incident where smoke filled a train and resulted in a woman’s death. The Baltimore union officials said they want to prevent such an incident from happening here.

For now, the MTA is planning to shut down the metro between Mondawmin and Milford Mill. Repairs will last from July 22-August 14. Other subway lines will remain open during that time.

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