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Limited Brunswick Line service on Thursday (May 17)

Updated: Trains 879 and 881 will add stops at Monocacy and Frederick.

The Brunswick Line will operate a modified schedule on Thursday, May 17 due to a major track washout that occurred as a result of Wednesday night’s storms. The washout is between Point of Rocks and Brunswick (Photo 1 , Photo 2). As a result, four of the nine trainsets that operate Brunswick Line service are trapped at either Martinsburg or Brunswick, leaving only five trainsets to operate service.

CSX is working 24/7 to repair the washout, however, it is highly likely that full Brunswick Line service will not be restored until Monday.

There will be no Brunswick Line service at Martinsburg, Duffields, Harpers Ferry, or Brunswick stations. There will be limited service at Point of Rocks.

Passengers should note that capacity will be limited versus normal Brunswick Line service. Not only do we have four less trainsets to operate, but three of the four trainsets that are stranded in Brunswick and Martinsburg are larger (5 or 6 car) trains. Passengers from Martinsburg should consider using MTA Commuter Bus #505 from Hagerstown and Frederick County passengers should consider MTA Commuter Bus #515 from downtown Frederick and Monocacy.  In addition, the Metro option will be open starting at 5:00am Thursday morning.

Tickets from West Virginia stations and Brunswick are always honored from Frederick and Monocacy.  Note that there is ample free parking available at Monocacy, but limited paid parking in Frederick.  Click here to find Monocacy station on Google Maps.

Full details of tomorrow morning’s service are outlined below.

Morning service

  • Train 870 (4:50am departure from Brunswick) will not operate.
  • Train 890 (5:00am departure from Frederick) will operate and add stops at Point of Rocks, Barnesville, Washington Grove, and Kensington. Due to the additional stops, Train 890 will likely operate 10-15 minutes late.
  • Train 872 (5:00am departure from Martinsburg) will not operate.
  • Train 874 (5:25am departure from Martinsburg) will originate at Frederick, departing at 5:30am. It will stop at Monocacy at 5:36am, then assume Train 874’s schedule from Point of Rocks to Washington (no additional stops)
  • Train 892 (6:05am departure from Frederick) will operate and add stops at Barnesville and Washington Grove. This train will not stop at Point of Rocks.
  • Train 876 (6:40am departure from Brunswick) will not operate.
  • Train 878 (6:25am departure from Martinsburg) will originate at Frederick, departing at 6:30am. It will stop at Monocacy at 6:36am, then assume Train 878’s schedule from Point of Rocks to Washington, adding a stop at Kensington.
  • Train 894 (7:10am departure from Frederick) will depart Frederick and Monocacy as scheduled. Upon arrival at Point of Rocks, the train will hold until Train 880’s departure time.
  • Train 880 (7:45am departure from Brunswick) will originate at Point of Rocks and operate as scheduled to Washington.

Evening service

  • Train 873 (3:30pm departure from Union Station) will not operate.
  • Train 891 (3:45pm departure from Union Station) will add stops at Kensington, Barnesville and Point of Rocks
  • Train 875 (4:25pm departure from Union Station) will not operate
  • Train 877 (4:55pm departure from Union Station) will not serve Brunswick station, after departing Point of Rocks it will operate to Monocacy and Frederick.
  • Train 893 (5:20pm departure from Union Station) will not operate
  • Train 879 (5:40pm departure from Union Station) will operate as schedued Washington to Point of Rocks, then continue on to Monocacy and terminate at Frederick.
  • Train 881 (6:20pm departure from Union Station) will operate as schedued Washington to Point of Rocks, then continue on to Monocacy and terminate at Frederick.
  • Train 895 (6:40pm departure from Union Station) will not operate
  • Train 883 (7:25pm departure from Union Station) will not serve Brunswick station, after departing Point of Rocks it will operate to Monocacy and Frederick.

We thank our Brunswick Line customers for your continued patience.  CSX Transportation has assured us that they are working quickly and safely as possible to repair the damage and they will continue to provide updates, which we will pass on to our customers.  Updates regarding Friday's service will be provided by Thursday evening. 

Publish Date: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 18:15
Expire Date: 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 20:23
Site Section: 
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