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Major MARC issues

Mark Berman

8:35 A.M. UPDATE:

-- MARC Penn Line train 521 is canceled from Perryville to Baltimore, and Amtrak train 183 will make stops at Perryville, Aberdeen, Edgewood and Martins Airport.

-- Expect significant delays and over-crowding in both directions.

-- MARC Brunswick Line trains 892 and 876 are both running 30 to 40 minutes late due to flash flood warnings and freight train congestion.

7:20 A.M. UPDATE:

Penn Line Train 513 (departing Baltimore at 7:15 a.m.) will be making all stops south of Baltimore for train 509.

7:10 A.M. UPDATE:

Due to the significant delays in both directions and cancellation of trains 509 and 406, Metro will honor MARC tickets, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

6:55 A.M. UPDATE:

-- Due to the disabled Penn Line train 401, Penn Line train 402 is running 45 minutes to an hour late and train 406 is canceled.

-- Penn Line train 509 is also disabled in Baltimore. Passengers are transferring to train 411, so expect potential delays and likely overcrowding on train 411.

6:20 A.M. UPDATE:

Penn Line train 401 is still disabled; train 503 will couple with train 401 to shove it into Washington, the Maryland Transit Administration is reporting.

6:10 A.M. UPDATE:
Camden and Brunswick Lines are reporting some flooding in various locations, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. They advise care on the platforms and in parking lots.

ORIGINAL POST:
MARC Penn Line train 401 has stopped with mechanical problems just north of Union Station, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Rescue engine being dispatched to pull it into Washington.

By Mark Berman  | September 30, 2010; 6:04 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, MARC  
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