Washington Metrorail SafeTrack Project #15
Orange 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 Orange line from May 16 to June 16. Riding MARC is easy -- but there are some important things to be aware of before you travel.
The MARC Penn Line stations that will be most affected by the Metro closure are Bowie State, Seabrook, and New Carrollton. 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.
Click here to download the MARC Penn Line timetable (Page 1 has the weekend schedule and Page 2 has the weekday schedule). You may also download a printer-friendly format of the weekday and weekend schedule. Please note that some trains during the rush hour do not stop at New Carrollton, Seabrook, or Bowie State and that there is no weekend service at Seabrook.
The Camden Line provides an alternative for some passengers to consider; download a copy of the schedule.
A one way ticket from Washington to New Carrollton or Seabrook is $5.00 and a ticket from Washington to Bowie State is $6.00. 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 "Bowie State to Washington" is valid from Washington to Bowie State). 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!