MARC Brunswick Line delayed; Metro option open

8:25 A.M. Update:

MARC train 894 has finished transferring passengers fromtrain 892, and it’s moving 20 to 25 minutes behind schedule.

8:05 A.M. Update:

Train 876 left Germantown filled to capacity and running 45 minutes behind schedule. The next available train will be train 894, which is running 20 minutes late and should be very crowded after taking on passengers from train 892.

7:45 A.M. Update:

Train 876 left Boyds running 40 minutes late. Train 894, the next available train, is running 20 minutes late.

7:30 A.M. Update:

Train 892 remains stopped west of Dickerson with a mechanical problem. Train 876, which will make all stops, is the next available train.

Train 894 will stop and get the passengers from train 892, so expect heavy crowds there.

Again: Metro is honoring MARC tickets.

7:10A.M. Update:

More delays for MARC Brunswick Line riders: Train 892 is stopped west of Dickerson with a mechanical problem after hitting a deer. Crews are inspecting the train for damage, according to the Maryland Transit Administration.

The next available train is 876, which will be boarding passengers on the opposite track at Point of Rocks and Dickerson.

Original Post:

MARC Brunswick Line trains 874 and 878 have been suspended due to a death involving a freight train near the Harpers Ferry station, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Metro is honoring MARC tickets.

Riders are advised to drive to Brunswick or Point of Rocks stations or take the No. 991 bus from Hagerstown.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.

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