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Expect crowding on MARC trains

5:30 p.m. Update: The MTA says MARC 875 arrived at Rockville 30 minutes late. MARC 877 is running 10 minutes late as it approaches Rockville.

5:10 p.m. Update: MARC 875 is on the move, but is running 32 minutes late, according to the MTA.

4:45 p.m. Update: MARC Train 875 is stopped outside Union Station due to a mechanical problem. MTA officials said it was running 17 minutes late.

4:36 p.m. Update: Well, more bad news for MARC riders. Train 534 on the Penn Line will be one car short, according to the MTA. It leaves Washington at 5:20 p.m.

4:05 p.m. Update: Another problem, The ticket machine at the Gaithersburg MARC station is out of service due to a power outage.

Original post: MARC Train 875 on the Brunswick Line will operate with one less car, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. It departs Washington at 4:25 p.m.

By Michael Bolden  | August 12, 2010; 3:55 PM ET
Categories:  Commuter Rail, MARC, Maryland  
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Needs to say, "MARC Brunswick Line," not just "MARC."


Posted by: bs2004 | August 12, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Why are trains one car short?

Posted by: RockvilleBear | August 12, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

To RockvilleBear: "Why are trains one car short?"....Trains are one car short becuase they don't have enough cars. Maybe the cars are undergoing maintenance and not enough to replace them. some of those train cars are very old. Just a thought!

Posted by: kene1 | August 12, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

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