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Maryland Purple light-rail line reaches construction milestone

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan celebrates the installation of the first section of Purple Line track with construction crews.
Photo – Office of Gov. Larry Hogan


Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan yesterday announced crews have completed installation of the first segment of light-rail track for the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) Purple Line, which will run from Bethesda to New Carrollton, Maryland.

Purple Line Transit Partners, the private-sector organization that's designing and building the $5.6 billion project, broke ground on the line in 2017. 

Since then, crews have been grading, moving utilities, tunneling and installing the first segments of track, Hogan said in a press release issued by his office.

When the 16-mile, 21-station line opens for service at the end of 2022, it will connect to the MTA-owned MARC Train commuter service, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Metrorail and Amtrak.

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