The Washington Metrorail Orange line will only operate every 20 minutes from August 11 to 26 due to a major trackwork project in downtown Washington, DC. To assist our customers who transfer to Metro at New Carrollton, MARC Train will honor monthly and weekly tickets with a destination of New Carrollton to and from Union Station at no additional cost for these two weeks. One way tickets do not apply, they must have the proper origin and destination stations.
The weather has briefly improved, but high waters and rain runoff continue to impact Penn Line trains departing Baltimore due to water accumulation in the tunnel between Penn Station and West Baltimore. While it is safe to operate trains through this area, trains must operate at reduced speeds.
Amtrak has notified MARC Train that the trackwork scheduled for the weekend of August 18-19 will not take place. Therefore, the regular weekend schedule will operate on both days. You may disregard the notice at the top of the Penn Line weekend schedule in the timetable.
Effective immediately, Penn Line Train 448 will depart Washington at 8:02pm and serve all stops en route to Baltimore seven minutes later. This adjustment is necessary due to an Amtrak schedule change of an Acela Express train and the ongoing trackwork between Bowie State University and Odenton.
Starting on Tuesday, June 19, Amtrak will shift trackwork between Odenton and Bowie from Track #2 (the middle track) to Track #3 (the southbound track). The April 23 Penn Line schedule was designed to accommodate this change, however as was the case with the previous trackwork project, trains may experience 5-10 minute delays traveling through the affected area.
We regret any inconvenience Brunswick Line passengers traveling to West Virginia experienced last night due to the termination of Trains 875, 879 and 881 and resulting lengthy delays. Around 6:30pm, a CSX freight train stopped between Harpers Ferry and Duffields with a mechanical problem. This would have ordinarily caused a 25-30 minute delay while the freight train’s conductor inspected the train and reconnected air hoses. However, as he walked the train the conductor found additional problems, as well as a track defect.
MARC Train will operate a regular weekday schedule on all three lines on Tuesday, June 12. The Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup Parade will begin at 11:00am in downtown Washington, DC. There will be **limited** additional capacity provided on southbound Penn Line Train 423 (departing Baltimore at 9:00am) and northbound Penn Line Trains 422 and 424 (1:20pm and 2:20pm departures from Union Station). Brunswick and Camden Line trains will operate with their regular number of railcars.
MARC Train plans to operate full service on Monday, June 4. As of 9:00pm tonight, heavy rains continue and there are flooding issues on the Penn line between New Carrollton and Washington. Continued rain and 25mph+ winds may cause flooding, downed trees, washouts and other problems which will affect Monday morning service.
Any information on service disruptions and other adjustments will be sent as soon as they are received via e-mail alert and Twitter (@mtamaryland) and the MARC website will be updated.