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August 18-19: Special MARC Penn Line Weekend Schedule

MARC Train Penn Line weekend service will operate on a modified schedule on August 18 and 19 due to a major Amtrak trackwork project at Penn Station.  Specific details are being finalized, but customers can plan for the following:

Saturday, August 18

Penn Line Train 448: Seven minutes later

Effective immediately, Penn Line Train 448 will depart Washington at 8:02pm and serve all stops en route to Baltimore seven minutes later.  This adjustment is necessary due to an Amtrak schedule change of an Acela Express train and the ongoing trackwork between Bowie State University and Odenton.

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Penn Line trackwork shifting to southbound track

Starting on Tuesday, June 19, Amtrak will shift trackwork between Odenton and Bowie from Track #2 (the middle track) to Track #3 (the southbound track).  The April 23 Penn Line schedule was designed to accommodate this change, however as was the case with the previous trackwork project, trains may experience 5-10 minute delays traveling through the affected area.

Follow up to Tuesday night's service disruption in West Virginia

We regret any inconvenience Brunswick Line passengers traveling to West Virginia experienced last night due to the termination of Trains 875, 879 and 881 and resulting lengthy delays.  Around 6:30pm, a CSX freight train stopped between Harpers Ferry and Duffields with a mechanical problem. This would have ordinarily caused a 25-30 minute delay while the freight train’s conductor inspected the train and reconnected air hoses. However, as he walked the train the conductor found additional problems, as well as a track defect.

MARC Train service to Stanley Cup parade

MARC Train will operate a regular weekday schedule on all three lines on Tuesday, June 12.  The Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup Parade will begin at 11:00am in downtown Washington, DC.  There will be **limited** additional capacity provided on southbound Penn Line Train 423 (departing Baltimore at 9:00am) and northbound Penn Line Trains 422 and 424 (1:20pm and 2:20pm departures from Union Station).  Brunswick and Camden Line trains will operate with their regular number of railcars.  

A Message from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for MARC customers

See below a notification Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority sent to Metro e-mail subscribers about a change it is making that will affect MARC riders.

A Message to MARC and VRE Customers Regarding the 'Metro Option'

MARC Penn and Camden Line service Monday morning

MARC Train plans to operate full service on Monday, June 4. As of 9:00pm tonight, heavy rains continue and there are flooding issues on the Penn line between New Carrollton and Washington. Continued rain and 25mph+ winds may cause flooding, downed trees, washouts and other problems which will affect Monday morning service.

Any information on service disruptions and other adjustments will be sent as soon as they are received via e-mail alert and Twitter (@mtamaryland) and the MARC website will be updated.

Brunswick Line Monday service

MARC Train plans to operate full Brunswick Line service on Monday, June 4. As of 6:00pm tonight, there are no infrastructure problems due to weather. However, continued heavy rains and the rising Potomac River may cause flooding, downed trees, washouts and other problems.

Any information on service disruptions and other adjustments will be sent as soon as they are received via e-mail alert and Twitter (@mtamaryland) and the MARC website will be updated.

MARC Train service - Friday, May 25

In anticipation of customers leaving work earlier than usual on Friday, May 25:

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