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.
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