Washington Metrorail SafeTrack Project #16
Red Line closure and using MARC Train as an alternative
Welcome to MARC Train! We are glad to have Washington Metro passengers use our service due to the closure of the Washington Metrorail Red line from Shady Grove to Twinbrook June 17 - 25. Riding MARC is easy -- but there are some important things to be aware of before you travel.
The MARC Brunswick Line will provide an alernative for affected Metrorail customers. While we are prepared to welcome extra customers on MARC, our capacity is limited. It is likely that trains will be very crowded and you may have to stand. Boarding will be stopped on trains when they reach a safe capacity. Having a ticket does not guarantee a space or passage on a train; you may have to wait to take a later train. Please allow extra time to get to your destination and arrive at your boarding station early. The information that follows is very important and will help make your trip on MARC more enjoyable.
Parking at most Brunswick Line stations is free (except for Martinsburg, WV, Frederick, Rockville, and Silver Spring). Please note that Germantown station is often at full capacity by 7:00am. Passengers should consider using the Metropolitan Grove station.
Brunswick Line one-way fares are as follows:
|To Silver Spring||To Washington|
|Duffields & Harpers Ferry||$11||$12|
|Point of Rocks||$7||$8|
|Frederick & Monocacy||$7||$8|
|Dickerson, Barnesville & Boyds||$6||$7|
|Germantown, Metro. Grove, Gaithersburg & Wash. Grove||$5||$6|
|Garrett Park & Kensington||$5||$5|
Round trip tickets are not offered; please purchase two one way tickets. Monthly and weekly fares as well as discounted fares for seniors and passengers with disabilities are available as well. MARC one-way tickets are valid for six months and are good for travel in both directions (example: A ticket that says "Brunswick to Washington" is valid from Washington to Brunswick). We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance.
How to Buy a Ticket
What to expect during your ride
Thank you for riding MARC Train. We hope that you enjoy your trip!