MARC Train has exhausted our supply of printed Camden and Brunswick Line timetables. The reprint features a new cover to standardize it with other MDOT MTA timetables and will begin appearing in stations soon. Although the cover has changed, there are no changes to the Camden Line schedule and no changes to the regular Brunswick Line schedule. There is one minor change to the “R” schedule on the Brunswick Line. When the “R” schedule is operated, Train 875 will terminate in Brunswick and Train 881 will operate through to Martinsburg. The next scheduled operation of the “R” schedule is C
Construction on the renovation of the BWI Rail Station waiting room and ticket office will begin on Monday, August 27, when a temporary facility will open just north of the existing building. This project will completely transform the station, expanding the waiting area and constructing new restrooms. Estimated completion is Late 2019. In addition, the walkway to the platforms closest to the ticket office will close.
There will be a MARC Penn Line schedule change on August 25. Amtrak trackwork will be completed on Friday, August 24 between Odenton and Bowie State University and the southbound track will be returned to service. Amtrak maintenance employees will begin work between Odenton and West Baltimore on the middle track, with this project scheduled to be completed in November. The impact to MARC Penn Line service should be less since this track is not regularly used by MARC trains. However, 5-10 minute delays are still possible due to train congestion.
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.
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.