The Maryland Department of Transportation announced Sunday that the free rides would continue through the end of service on Friday for federal employees who show their work ID.
MARC commuter train service on the Penn Line is seeing multiple delays on during the Tuesday morning commute due to track problems and late equipment.
Commuter train systems Virginia Railway Express and MARC expect to continue running in the new year, following a Dec. 31 deadline to activate or make progress on the safety system known as positive train control.
The resolution adopted by the region’s Transportation Planning Board is the first concrete action toward new goals to reduce traffic jams and get people around town faster and more efficiently.
The Amtrak Capitol Limited train collided with the vehicle at approximately 5:35 p.m. while on its way from D.C. to Chicago. The crash affects morning MARC service.
A woman was struck and killed by a car Tuesday morning while crossing the street near MARC train tracks in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Montgomery County police said.
Expect delays getting in or out of Union Station in D.C. if you’re using MARC. Some trains have been canceled and there are delays following an Amtrak signal issue north of Union Station.
After severe flooding in parts of Maryland shuttered the MARC Camden Line Tuesday morning, limited service is set to resume in the afternoon. The Camden Line will run on an “R” schedule Tuesday afternoon.
Virginia Railway Express plans to begin making changes Thursday afternoon; Amtrak has already canceled trains for Friday.
A long-awaited new safety measure is set to roll out on local commuter railroads by the end of the year — meeting a federal deadline — but it is not yet in place on MARC or VRE.
The project, expected to last 14 months, will result in a larger waiting area, new ticketing facilities, a concession space and restrooms at the station, according to the state agency, which is part of the Maryland Department of Transportation.
For years, Metro had let MARC and VRE riders into the system for free when there were problems on the commuter rail lines, but there had never been any formal agreement to do so. Now, the free rides are scheduled to come to an end July 1.
The additional trains on Saturday, June 2 and Monday, June 4 will leave Union Station one hour after the end of each night game, no matter what time the game ends.
MARC says full Brunswick Line service will resume this afternoon, including trains it earlier said would not run. CSX has repaired its infrastructure and flood waters have begun to recede.
MARC said its Brunswick Line service will operate on a modified schedule for Monday, May 21. The schedule will be the same one used last Friday after a series of track problems west of Point of Rocks.
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