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Posted at 2:45 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

MARC trains canceled, late

By Washington Post Editors

5:06 p.m. Update: MARC 875 is about 20 to 25 minutes late following a delayed Amtrak train, the MTA said.

5:05 p.m. Update: MARC 891 is operating about 50 minutes late now.

5:04 p.m. Update: MARC 873 is reported as being about 55 minutes late moving toward Washington Grove.

4:47 p.m. Update: Now two MARC trains on the Brunswick Line are being delayed due to a disabled freight train in the Rockville area. The MTA says MARC 873 and 891 are holding and may operate 40 to 45 minutes late.

The Brunswick Line operates between Washington and points north and west, including Frederick and Martinsburg, W.Va.

1:22 p.m. Update: MARC 422 and 431 are canceled. Passengers from 422 will transfer to MARC 424.

1:50 p.m. Update:The crew of Train 422 is unable to restart the engine, so a rescue locomotive is being sent from Washington. There is no current estimate of how long the delay will last.

Original post: MARC Train 422, which departed Washington at 1:20 p.m., is stopped south of New Carrollton with a mechanical problem, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 2, 2011; 2:45 PM ET
Categories:  MARC, Maryland  
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