Tuesday, April 23, 2013
During a meeting with business leaders in Gambrills, Sen. Jim Rosapepe said the transportation package supported by the Legislature calls for an expansion of MARC service.
Do you head to Odenton to commute on the MARC train? You may now be able to ride the train on weekend as well. The MARC Penn Line could add weekend service to Odenton under provisions outlined in the transportation packaged approved by Maryland lawmakers. Sen. Jim Rosapepe (D-21) said the Maryland Legislature gave its support for expanded MARC service during the 2013 legislative session. The plan calls for the MARC Penn Line to offer Saturday and Sunday service to Odenton, Rosapepe said. The senator spoke Tuesday at a meeting of the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce in Gambrills. Rosapepe said it was unclear when weekend service would be put in place, but that he's received indications it could go into effect by early next …
Monday, March 4, 2013
If you commute into Washington via MARC train, there's a chance to ask questions and convey concerns.
If you're one of the many people who drive to Odenton or Bowie to grab the MARC Train each morning, you will have a chance to meet with the managers of the service this week. Managers from MARC and Amtrak will be on hand Tuesday at Union Station from 3:30-6:30 p.m. They will be handing out copies of the new MARC Penn Line schedule, which goes into effect on March 25. Do you ride the MARC train to Washington or Baltimore? Tell us about your commuting experience.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
On March 25, the Penn Line schedule will be adjusted to improve on-time performance of some trains.
The MARC Penn Line will undergo a schedule change on March 25, with several tweaks to the evening rush hour trains. This change could affect any Crofton residents who commute out of the Odenton MARC station or other stops on the Penn Line. Here are the adjustments, according to an email sent by MARC officials. Evening Service: -Train 641 (currently the 4:00pm departure from Martin Airport) will leave 10 minutes earlier, but serve scheduled stops Penn Station and south at the current times. -Train 436 (5:10pm departure from Union Station) will be extended to Perryville, stopping at Martin Airport, Edgewood, Aberdeen and Perryville and will be renumbered to Train 536. It will retain its current stops south of Baltimore (New Carrollton, …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Train traffic stopped on the rail line due to electrical problems that led to a disabled train just north of BWI Airport. Amtrak service was also disrupted.
MARC commuters have had a tough time Friday morning as electrical problems have stalled all traffic along the Penn Line. The problems began shortly after 7:30 a.m. when a train broke down just north of BWI Airport due to a pantograph malfunction, according to alerts sent to MARC riders. Amtrak also reported power problems causing a cessation of service between Baltimore and Washington, DC. Amtrak warned of delays between one and three hours. MARC reported that train service resumed at about 12:45 p.m. Friday. MARC has urged riders to find alternative forms of transportation, and Metro is honoring MARC tickets.