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Expect afternoon delays on MARC's Brunswick Line

Monday - 7/14/2014, 12:14pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- Afternoon trains on MARC's Brunswick Line will run at reduced speeds because of the heat.

Riders should expect delays of 5 minutes to 15 minutes.

The Maryland Transit Administration says trains with fewer stops are more likely to see longer delays.

Heat-related delays or heat orders occur when CSX Transportation reduces maximum train speeds by 20 mph.

The speed reduction occurs under one or both of the following conditions:

  • The temperature exceeds 85 degrees.

  • A 25-degree temperature swing happens in a 24-hour period.

When heat orders are in effect, CSX has inspectors checking the tracks.

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