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Multiple MARC train delays

7:54 p.m. Update: Train 852 is still at Union Station. When it departs, it will make all local stops, MARC said.

6:23 p.m. Update: Train 852 will be delayed an additional 20 to 30 minutes while the locomotive is replaced, MARC said.

6:16 p.m. Update: Camden Line Train 852, which was scheduled to depart Union Station at 5:51 p.m., is still there with a mechanical problem.

The Brunswick situation is also improving somewhat, the MTA said. Trains 879, 881, 883 and 895 may experience delays of up to 15 minutes. Trains 875, 877 and 893 are running 10 to 35 minutes late.

6:04 p.m. Update: Penn Line trains are experiencing their own delays. Train 439 from Penn Station to Washington is running 10 minutes late due to a mechanical problem, MARC said. As a result, Train 440, scheduled to depart Washington at 6:40 p.m., will be late because the locomotive will have to be changed for that trip.

5:17 p.m. Update: It's turning into another tough day for Brunswick Line commuters. All Brunswick trains will experience delays of 15 to 30 minutes due to freight train congestion, a delayed Amtrak train and speed restrictions, MARC officials said.

Original post: MARC officials said all Brunswick Line trains are scheduled to operate this evening. The Metro option will be available for MARC passengers who rode the Red Line this morning, they said.

The MARC trains on the line, which provides service between Washington and points north and west, including Frederick and Martinsburg, W.Va., were canceled for the Wednesday morning commute. The discovery of a body near tracks in the Rockville area caused widespread disruptions in service on Wednesday evening. MARC officials said that because of the delays Tuesday night some train crews would not be able to take off the eight hours mandated by the Federal Railroad Administration between passenger trips.

On the Penn Line Train 534 will operate with one less car than normal, according to state transit officials.

By Michael Bolden  | October 27, 2010; 5:43 PM ET
Categories:  Commuter Rail, MARC, Maryland  
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