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.
Service on MARC’s Brunswick Line continued to be cut back Friday, as infrastructure problems did not let up and the continuing rain may have in fact made matters worse.
The Brunswick Line will operate on a modified schedule Thursday due to a “major track washout” between Point of Rocks and Brunswick, MARC said in a statement.
Dramatic scenes unfolded Tuesday night as flash flooding led to multiple water rescues and caused a scary situation for a MARC train full of passengers in Frederick County.
Ten rail cars from the Maryland Transit Administration’s MARC commuter rail service are in New Jersey and ready to be used by NJ Transit in an effort to ease overcrowding.
MARC service is stopped on the Brunswick Line because of a downed tree on the tracks between the Brunswick station and the Point of Rocks station.
Train passengers will only be able to access Union Station through the two Metro entrances starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. All other entrances will be closed for a special event.