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New Year's 2014 Events, Transit Service Plans in Baltimore Area

Security measures are in place and Metro subway and light rail service will run late on Tuesday night.

Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular. File | Patch
Baltimore's New Year's Eve Spectacular. File | Patch

More than 50,000 people are expected to fill the Inner Harbor Tuesday for Baltimore's annual New Year's Eve fireworks celebration, which is set to run from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., says the Baltimore Sun

The city has planned safety measures included putting up spectator fencing in the Inner Harbor to help police better monitor crowd flows, the newspaper said, after a fatal stabbing and a child injured by celebratory gunfire in recent years.

U.S. Coast Guard officials will restrict boat traffic in and around the Inner Harbor Tuesday night from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m. around two barges that will carry the event's fireworks, the newspaper said. 

Local band Alter Ego will perform at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater and a laser show will count down to 2014, the Sun says. At midnight, a fireworks and light show will light up the sky over the harbor.

The Maryland Transit Authority’s buses and trains will operate on Sunday/holiday hours on New Year’s Day, according to its website. There will be no commuter bus service on Wednesday.

Local Bus: Sunday/Holiday schedule

Metro Subway: Sunday/Holiday schedule
Metro Subway will operate until one hour after the New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

Light Rail: Sunday/Holiday schedule
Light Rail will operate until one hour after the New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

MARC Train:  
12/30 – Regular service all lines
12/31 -  “S” on Penn & Brunswick Line, no Camden service
1/1/14 – Closed, no service
1/2/14  - Regular service all lines  

Commuter Bus: No Service 
Route 201 will operate a Weekend/Holiday Schedule on New Year’s Day

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