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Posted at 6:06 AM ET, 02/17/2011

Major MARC Brunswick Line delays

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

8:30 A.M. UPDATE:

MARC Brunswick Line trains are now moving again, but they range from 20 to 90 minutes behind schedule. Between the Boyds and Kensington stations, trains will board passengers from the opposite track. Once again, Metro will take MARC tickets, and that is a highly advisable option.

8:05 A.M. UPDATE:

The four Brunswick Line trains will now be delayed of 40 to 60 minutes due to the disabled freight train, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Again, Metro is accepting MARC tickets, so head to the Metro if you can.

7:45 A.M. UPDATE:

And now Brunswick Line trains 872, 874, 892 and 876 will have another 30 minutes of delays due to a disabled freight train near Rockville.

7:25 A.M. UPDATE:

Delays continue on MARC's Brunswick Line: Train 870 is 54 minutes late, followed by train 890 (44 minutes late), train 872 (37 minutes late) and train 874 (15 minutes late).

6:50 A.M. UPDATE:

The delays on the Brunswick Line trains have worsened: Train 870 is expected to be between 45 and 60 minutes late, followed by trains 890 and 872 running between 20 and 45 minutes late.

6:30 A.M. UPDATE:

MARC Brunswick Line trains are moving again, but with severe delays: Train 870 is 45 minutes late, followed by train 890 running 25 to 30 minutes behind, which in turn is followed by train 872 running 20 to 25 minutes late. Again, Metro is honoring MARC tickets.

6:20 A.M. UPDATE:

The Post's Jonathan Forsythe reports from a halted train that the freight train with an emergency situation had an air hose separation. The freight train conductor has inspected the train and it's all clear, with trains beginning to move, he says. This resulted in a delay of about 30 minutes, which could cause headaches for the next several trains as they are all delayed by this.

6:15 A.M. UPDATE:

MARC Brunswick Line trains 870, 890 and 872 are currently holding west of the Germantown station. The next two trains scheduled to arrive at Germantown are trains 874 (scheduled to depart Germantown at 6:33 a.m.) and 892 (scheduled to depart the station at 6:49 a.m.).


Trains on MARC's Brunswick Line are stopped west of the Barnesville station due to a disabled freight train near Germantown. As a result of these delays, Metro is honoring MARC tickets. All trains on the Brunswick Line will hold until the freight crew has determined the train is safe to pass. The Post's Jonathan Forsythe reports from a delayed train out of Frederick that the conductor announced that there are hazardous materials involved.

By Mark Berman  | February 17, 2011; 6:06 AM ET
Categories:  MARC  
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