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Maryland issues MARC, commuter bus snow plan

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FRIDAY 5:40 A.M. UPDATE:
An additional change to MARC's Brunswick Line -- train 890 (departing Frederick at 5:12 a.m.) has been canceled for today. Train 892 (a 6:05 a.m. departure from Frederick) is the next available train; that train and 872 will make additional stops at the Dickerson and Boyds stations

ORIGINAL POST:
Maryland transit users, here's what you need to know about MARC train and commuter bus trips for Friday from the Maryland Transit Administration.

MARC
Full service on all three lines Friday, but MARC has made some changes based on the forecasts.

Penn Line: No additional trains, but starting with train 520 (12:20 p.m. departure from Washington), the larger rush-hour train sets will be used for all trains.

Camden Line: Train 852 (5:51 p.m. departure from Washington) will be canceled. An extra Camden Line train will depart Union Station at 2 p.m. making all stops to Camden Yards.

Brunswick Line: Train 877 (4:55 p.m. departure from Washington) will be canceled. An extra Brunswick Line train will depart Union Station at 2:40 p.m. making all stops to Martinsburg. Train 871 (Friday-only 1:40 p.m. departure from Washington) will operate as scheduled.

MTA commuter buses
The commuter bus schedule for Friday afternoon has been amended. Afternoon trips will begin running three hours earlier than the regular schedule. For example, the MTA says, if you normally board your bus at 4 p.m., your bus will leave at 1 p.m. The last trips of the day will depart much earlier than normal and there will be no buses running after the times posted here. Midday trips will operate as scheduled.

Washington Service
901 -- 3:30 p.m., *Midday Trip 31 will operate as scheduled at 12:20 p.m.
902 -- 2:40 p.m., *Midday Trip 18 will operate as scheduled at 12:05 p.m.
903 -- 2:10 p.m.
904 -- 2:40 p.m., *Midday Trip 15 will operate as scheduled at 12:15 p.m.
905 -- 3 p.m., *Midday Trip 24 will operate as scheduled at 12:15 p.m.
907 -- 2:10 p.m.
909 -- 2 p.m.
915 -- 3:05 p.m.
922 -- 3 p.m.
929 -- 4 p.m., Midday Trip 13 will operate as scheduled at 1 p.m.
950 -- 3:30 p.m., Midday Trip 18 will operate as scheduled at 12:15 p.m.
991 -- 4 p.m., Midday Trip 17 will operate as scheduled at 1:10 p.m.
995 -- 2:30 p.m.

That's the official information. What else should riders know about service if they haven't experienced an afternoon snowstorm?

By Robert Thomson  |  February 4, 2010; 3:29 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Weather , transit  | Tags: DR. Gridlock, MARC, commuter bus  
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