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MARC delays and crowding

Mark Berman

7:15 A.M. UPDATE:

Train 892, which departed Frederick at 6:05 a.m., is running 22 to 25 minutes behind due to not being able to contact the dispatcher.

Train 876, which departed from Brunswick at 6:33 a.m., will be delayed 12 to 15 minutes to allow train 892 to operate ahead.

Expect potential crowding on train 892 and, if possible, wait for train 876, recommends the Maryland Transit Administration.

ORIGINAL POST:
MARC Brunswick Line train 892 is running 18 to 20 minutes late.

[Thanks to reader lecheeka for the tip about the departure time!]

By Mark Berman  | October 6, 2010; 6:43 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, MARC  
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Departing from Frederick at 7:45? Train departs Frederick at 6:05, arrives at Union at 7:45. Train 876 is also delayed.
http://mta.maryland.gov/status/index.cfm?service=MARC%20Train

Posted by: lecheeka | October 6, 2010 7:18 AM | Report abuse

You're welcome! :)

Posted by: lecheeka | October 6, 2010 9:37 AM | Report abuse

MARC 877, late AGAIN this evening. This time, 50 minutes late. The Brunswick line has been an absolute disaster the last few months. With non-working A/C in the summer, to constant delays, we've now settled into a pattern where we expect - at a minimum - one half of our journey to be delayed by 30 minutes or more. I have to wonder: at what point does the service fail to deliver what we paid for such that the riders are entitled to restitution? If they fail to get you where you're going on time more often than not, aren't we being lied to by the timetable? Aren't we, then, paying for a service that MARC demonstrably cannot (and should KNOW they cannot) deliver?

Posted by: joeyjoe | October 6, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

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