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Posted at 6:19 AM ET, 03/10/2011

Delays and issues for MARC riders

By Mark Berman
Mark Berman

MARC riders are in for some delays and issues this morning, as the rain expected to pound the region could impact train speeds and commuter parking. CSX hasn't issued a severe weather alert yet for the Camden or Brunswick lines, but with the expected rainfall it's very likely, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

A severe weather alert would slow train speeds to 40 miles per hour, and trains would be required to approach all bridges over bodies of water at a very reduced speed. The amount of time caused by these delays could vary, but Brunswick Line trains cross over more bodies of water than trains on the Camden Line.

Additionally, the American Legion parking lot in Laurel has been closed for Thursday and Friday due to expected flooding, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

The MTA recommends travelers needing parking head to the Savage, Bowie State or Muikirk stations. All tickets for Laurel are always honored from those three stations, whether they're one-way, weekly or monthly tickets.

By Mark Berman  | March 10, 2011; 6:19 AM ET
Categories:  MARC  
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