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MARC Brunswick Line Schedule Change July 16
The MARC Train Service wants to thank our Brunswick Line customers for providing feedback to Version 2 of the proposed MARC Brunswick Line schedule change. We received over 1,300 responses to our online survey and E-mails and over 200 of you attended our three Town Hall meetings. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments with us. MARC has spent the past month reviewing your comments and working with CSX to make revisions to the second draft.
A new schedule for the MARC Brunswick Line will take effect on Monday, July 16th. You can view the new schedule by clicking here to download a copy. We have also prepared a side-by-side comparison between the current and new schedules, which can be viewed by clicking here.
At the bottom of this page is a list of the changes from the second draft proposal to the revised schedule, based on our second round of feedback from customers. The one significant concern that passengers expressed that we were not able to address is the addition of stops to the current non-stop Rockville-Point of Rocks afternoon train. With increasing ridership in Montgomery County and a limit of nine trains in the afternoon rush hour, MARC cannot justify operating a non-stop train which skips our largest (Germantown) and third-largest (Gaithersburg) stations. We appreciate the fact that adding stops to Train 877’s express service will lengthen commute times, however, limited-stop service will be offered on Trains 875 at 4:25pm and 879 at 5:40pm.
After 90 to 120 days of real-time operational experience, we will make adjustments to the schedule as necessary, as we are doing on the Camden Line.
Thank you for your patronage of the MARC Train Service
Specific information on changes between Version 2 and the final schedule change: