Dr. Gridlock: Penn Line


Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 09/01/2010

Breakdown on MARC Penn line

Penn Line train 439 is cancelled; Penn Line 428 is an hour late after it broke down north of New Carrollton, with passengers to be transferred to trasins 530 and 432. Expect delays and crowding.

By Luke Rosiak  |  05:47 PM ET, 09/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 08/09/2010

Changes for MARC's Penn Line

Schedule changes on MARC's Penn Line are going into effect today.

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 AM ET, 08/09/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 07/23/2010

MARC Penn Line delays

A MARC Penn Line train was left late heading northbound.

By Mark Berman  |  08:57 AM ET, 07/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 07/08/2010

MARC delays

issues for MARC riders this morning

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 07/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 07/07/2010

MARC delays for p.m. commute

The Maryland Transit Administration has issued a message to MARC riders warning that the severe heat hitting the area this week could cause problems for MARC trains.

By Mark Berman  |  04:15 PM ET, 07/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 07/06/2010

20-30 min. MARC delays

Surprise--MARC trains out of Washington are running 20 to 30 minutes late this evening due to power problems at Union Station and Landover stations; single-tracking near New Carrolton; and congestion on the Camden Line, MARC reports. Rider Kevin Scott tells us his 4:40 train left Union Station forty minutes past its scheduled departure. "They've communicated well but that doesn't help us move!" he wrote. CSX issued heat orders for the Brunswick/Camden Lines this afternoon, too. The overhead power lines are highly sensitive to heat, and this summer's weather has repeatedly pushed the system past its max.

By Luke Rosiak  |  05:18 PM ET, 07/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/30/2010

MARC Penn Line delays

MARC riders on Penn Line train 513 might experience some crowding this morning

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/23/2010

MARC riders still angry

Seventy of the 900 passengers who were stranded on a MARC train that broke down Monday evening without air conditioning have signed a petition because they were "concerned and disgruntled" with how the incident was handled, said Calvin Spears, a passenger who collected the signatures.

By Luke Rosiak  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuter Rail | Tags:  MARC, Penn Line

Posted at 05:08 PM ET, 06/22/2010

All MARC trains delayed

The overhead wires that power locomotive engines navigating the Union Station railyards failed this afternoon, and all early-evening MARC trains passing through will experience delays, according to the commuter rail agency.

By Luke Rosiak  |  05:08 PM ET, 06/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 06/16/2010

MARC Penn Line train crowding

MARC riders can expect some crowded trains today on the Penn Line.

By Mark Berman  |  05:45 AM ET, 06/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories | Tags:  marc, marc penn line