Washington Metrorail Silver Spring-Fort Totten Closure
Using MARC Train as an alternative
Welcome to MARC Train! We are glad to have Washington Metro passengers use our service due to the November 27 - December 8 closure of the Red Line between Silver Spring and Fort Totten. Riding MARC is easy -- but there are some important things to know before you travel.
The MARC Brunswick Line stations that will be most affected by the Metro closure are Kensington and Silver Spring. While we are prepared to welcome extra customers on MARC, our capacity is limited. It is likely that trains will be 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. Also, please note that with reduced service, there may be crowding and extended waits on the Metro platform at Union Station - Metrobus and DC Circulator may provide better alternatives to reach your final destination. 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.
The Brunswick Line operates 9 trains toward Union Station in the morning and 9 trains back in the evening. Please note that not all trains stop at Kensington station and that morning trains headed to Washington can leave Silver Spring up to five minutes early. There is also no MARC Train Brunswick Line service on the weekend.
The one-way fare from Kensington or Silver Spring to Union Station is $5.00. MARC does not sell round-trip tickets; please purchase two one-way tickets (tickets are valid in either direction). Multi-ride tickets are sold as well – a 5 day weekly ticket is $37.50 and a monthly ticket is $135.00. Multi-ride tickets (but not one-way tickets) are honored on Washington Metrobus and Montgomery County RideOn for complementary travel.
Compra de boletos
There are three ways to purchase MARC tickets:
What to expect during your ride and other information
Thank you for riding MARC Train. We hope that you enjoy your trip!