Amtrak Rail Repairs to Force Service Modifications on MDOT MTA's MARC Penn Line Weekend Service in July

Riders Can Expect 10- to 20-Minute Delays July 15-16 and July 22-23

BALTIMORE, MD (JULY 12, 2017) – Due to necessary track work to be performed by Amtrak at Penn Station, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration’s (MDOT MTA) MARC Train weekend service on the Penn Line may experience delays July 15-16 and July 22-23. Some trains will terminate or originate at the West Baltimore MARC Station with shuttle bus service to and from Penn Station.

The track work to replace a portion of the railroad infrastructure is necessary to maintain safe and reliable operation of all MARC Penn Line and Amtrak trains that utilize Penn Station.

On Saturdays July 15 and 22, the Penn Line will operate on a Sunday schedule with some modifications. The full list of modifications is available on the MDOT MTA website at

All trains may experience 10- to 20-minute delays on all four weekend days. So, the MDOT MTA urges riders to plan ahead if utilizing Penn Line weekend service this month.

MDOT MTA is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MDOT MTA operates LocalLink and commuter buses, Light RailLink, Metro SubwayLink, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train service and a comprehensive Mobility (paratransit) system. MDOT MTA also manages the Call-a-Ride system and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, Annapolis, Baltimore City and Ocean City. MDOT is a customer-driven leader that delivers safe, sustainable, intelligent and exceptional transportation solutions in order to connect our customers to life’s opportunities. MDOT MTA’s goal is to provide safe, efficient and reliable transit across Maryland with world-class customer service. To learn more, visit or, check us out on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @mtamaryland.

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Sandy Arnette
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Paul Shepard
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