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MARC and VRE train troubles

8:10 p.m. Update: VRE says Amtrak plans to transfer 337 passengers to Amtrak 171. That train will make all stops except Broad Run. Broad Run passengers should transfer at Manassas, where buses will be available.

7:30 p.m. Update: A new engine is on the way to Union Station for VRE 337.

7:15 p.m. Update: Well, VRE is having troubles, too. It looks like Train 337 is still at Union Station, running 20 minutes late. Crews are trying to bring in a new engine.

7:10 p.m. Update: Amtrak 198 will reportedly accommodate more MARC 442 passengers. It will stop only at New Carrollton, BWI and Penn Station. It departs at 8:15 p.m.

7:08 p.m. Update: MTA says Amtrak 188 will pick up passengers for MARC 442 but will only stop at BWI and Penn Station. It departs Washington at 7:15 p.m.

7:05 p.m. Update: MARC 442 has been canceled, too. The Maryland Transit Administration says this is because of a lack of equipment. Amtrak 198 will ferry passengers in Washington, New Carrollton, BWI and Penn Station.

Also, VRE Train 337 is at Union Station with mechanical issues. It's running 10 minutes late.

Original post: Alerts from MARC don't indicate it, but a rider who brought train delays to our attention yesterday reports that MARC canceled his 4:40 train, Penn 432, today "due to a transformer issue" and made the 5:20 train, typically is an express to BWI, a local. Those expected to arrive on that train would be behind schedule, and the train will likely be crowded. The 428 and 450 numbered trains will be 15 minutes late.

By Luke Rosiak  | July 7, 2010; 5:27 PM ET
Categories:  Commuter Rail, MARC  
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