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Major MARC problems

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

9:20 A.M. UPDATE:
Brunswick Line train 880 left the Brunswick station 90 minutes late. Again: Metro. Consider it as an alternative.

9 A.M. UPDATE:
Brunswick Line train 880 os going to be at least 2 hours late. That's right: Two hours. Again, the Maryland Transit Administration encourages riders to take the Red Line instad.

8:40 A.M. UPDATE:
Train 880 is even more delayed due to switch problems in the Brunswick yard, so the Maryland Transit Administration urges riders to try using Metro instead.

8:25 A.M. UPDATE:
Brunswick Line train 878 is now 30 to 45 minutes behind, so Metro will honor MARC tickets.

8:15 A.M. UPDATE:
Brunswick Line train 880 is 25 to 30 minutes late due to power failure at the Brunswick station.

8 A.M. UPDATE:
Brunswick Line train 878 is still 15 minutes behind, while train 894 is 8 minutes late.

7:46 A.M. UPDATE:
Train 878 is now 15 minutes late due to a signal problem west of Brunswick, but it's approaching Germantown.

7:30 A.M. UPDATE:
Train 878 left Brunswick about 12 minutes late.

7:20 A.M. UPDATE:

Penn Line train 509 is running 15 minutes behind, while Brunswick Line train 876 is 11 minutes late due to a signal problem.

7:08 A.M. UPDATE:
Penn Line train 509 left the BWI station 12 minutes late.

6:45 A.M. UPDATE:
Penn Line train 509 is running 10 minutes late.

ORIGINAL POST:
Delays on MARC's Brunswick Line: train 890 is running 8 to 10 minutes behind as it approaches Rockville. Train 874 is departing Brunswick 8 to 10 minutes late. If you're a regular MARC commuter, you know what this means -- early delays often lead to delays for many, if not most, of the trains to follow. So be aware of potential delays this morning.

By Mark Berman  | November 17, 2010; 6:31 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuter Rail, MARC  
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