CSX Transportation has notified MDOT MTA that the potential strike by CSX labor unions in response to the ongoing labor dispute will not occur on Friday, September 16. MARC Camden, Brunswick and Penn Line trains will operate regularly scheduled service.

Due to significant freight train congestion caused by the potential work stoppage, passengers should expect delays and possible train cancellations for several weeks on the Camden Line.  In order to provide alternatives for Camden Line passengers, effective through September 30: MTA Commuter Bus routes 305, 315, 335 and 345 will honor all MARC tickets (links below) passengers can park for free at the BWI Rail Station garage where they can take the Penn Line.  Please read the important information below if you plan to park at BWI Rail Station..

A list of additional alternative transit options for Camden Line passengers with links to schedules can be found below. WMATA buses always honor MARC weekly and monthly passes and Camden Line tickets are always cross-honored on the Penn Line. 

Links to transit providers listed multiple times below:

MARC Penn Line schedule .... Washington Metrorail and Metrobus

Camden Line

  • Camden Station - MARC Penn Line service from Penn Station
  • St. Denis - MARC Penn Line service from Halethorpe
  • Dorsey - MARC Penn Line service from BWI
    • Parking at the BWI Rail Station garage will be freefor MARC Camden Line passengers through September 30.  Passenger must:
      • Enter and exit the facility through Garage 1 - DO NOT use Garage 2.  If you park in Garage 2, you will have to pay to exit.
      • Collect the parking ticket when you enter and be sure to save it.
      • When exiting through Garage 1, you must go to the cashier, you cannot use one of the automated gates.
      • Present your parking ticket and show the attendant your Camden Line one-way, weekly, or monthly ticket.
  • Savage - MARC Penn Line service from Odenton and MTA Commuter Bus Route 335 and Route 345 from Broken Land Park & Ride Lot
  • Laurel and Muirkirk - MARC Penn Line service from Odenton or Bowie State University, MTA Commuter Bus Route 305 and Route 315 from Scaggsville and Burtonsville Park and Ride Lots, and WMATA 89M bus service to Greenbelt Metro
    • Important note for Laurel passengers: The stop for the 89M bus to Greenbelt Metro is on Route 1 in front of the Citgo gas station, 1 block south of the entrance to the Laurel MARC station parking lot.  There is also a stop near the intersection of Main Street and Orchard Town Court in downtown Laurel.
  • Greenbelt - WMATA Green Line service into Washington, DC
  • College Park - WMATA Green Line service into Washington, DC.  Passengers coming from points north to College Park via the Penn Line can use the WMATA F6 bus service from New Carrollton MARC station to College Park Metro and throught the University of Maryland campus via. Campus Drive, Stadium Drive, and Regents Drive.  MARC passengers with a valid University of Maryland faculty or student ID can ride Shuttle UM Route 126 from New Carrollton Metro to campus.
  • Riverdale Park Town Center - WMATA F4 bus service to Hyattsville Crossing Metro station (formerly Prince George's Plaza), then Green Line service into Washington