What is the "R" schedule? This is a reduced level of service operated on selected holidays and during inclement weather conditions. Only trains with an "R" under the train number in the Camden and Penn Line timetables and Brunswick Line trains listed in the special grid on the right side of the timetable will operate.  In addition, some trains will make additional stops when operating on the "R" schedule as noted in the timetable grid.

The following is the MARC Train holiday operational schedule for 2024:

  • Juneteenth (June 19th), "R" schedule on all three lines.
    • Penn Line Trains 455 (8:45pm departure from Penn Station) and 454 (10:05pm departure from Washington) will operate.
    • Brunswick Line will be the R, not the R+ schedule.  EPTA connecting bus service to West Virginia stations will be available from Train 875 at Brunswick.
  • Independence Day (Thursday, July 4th) - Saturday schedule on the Penn Line only, no service on Brunswick or Camden
  • Friday, July 5th, R schedule on all three lines.
    • Penn Line Trains 453 (9:35pm departure from Penn Station) and 452 (10:55pm departure from Washington) will operate.
    • Brunswick Line will be the R, not the R+ schedule.  EPTA connecting bus service to West Virginia stations will be available from Train 875 at Brunswick.
  • Labor Day (September 2), No MARC Train service
  • Columbus Day (October 14), "R" schedule on all three lines.
    • Penn Line Trains 455 (8:45pm departure from Penn Station) and 454 (10:05pm departure from Washington) will operate.
    • Brunswick Line will be the R, not the R+ schedule.  EPTA connecting bus service to West Virginia stations will be available from Train 875 at Brunswick.
  • Veterans Day (November 11), "R" schedule on all three lines.
    • Penn Line Trains 455 (8:45pm departure from Penn Station) and 454 (10:05pm departure from Washington) will operate.
    • Brunswick Line will be the R, not the R+ schedule.  EPTA connecting bus service to West Virginia stations will be available from Train 875 at Brunswick.
  • Thanksgiving Day (November 28), No MARC Train service
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November 29), Saturday schedule on the Penn Line only, no Camden or Brunswick Line service
  • Christmas/New Years, To be determined, information will be posted by November 1

Please note: MARC Train Service reserves the right to modify the above service and non-service dates. Advanced notification will be provided and this website will be updated.