MARC To Operate On Limited Basis On Tues. Morning

It’s all due to the trail derailment in Northeast Washington on Sun.

Frederick County residents who take the MARC Train to their jobs in the Washington area can expect more of the same on Tuesday as CSX crews continue to clean up the train derailment in Northeast DC.

The Maryland Transit Administration says MARC usually operates nine trains weekday mornings and afternoons  on the Brunswick Line but on Tuesday it  will only operate three trains. Train 892 will depart from Frederick at 6:05 AM. In addition, Train 878 will leave from Martinsburg, WV at 6:25 AM. And Train 880 will depart from Brunswick at 7:45 AM.

“All three trains will terminate at the Silver Spring Station,” says DJ Johnson, Assistant Chief of Transportation Officer for MARC Train Services. “The railroad between Silver Spring and Union Station is impassable due to the cleanup from the accident.”

“Passengers are encouraged to transfer to Washington Metro either at the Rockville Station or at the Silver Spring Station,” says Johnson, who notes that Metro will honor MARC tickets on Tuesday.

Johnson also says there will be three trains leaving Silver Spring during the evening rush hour on the Brunswick MARC Train line on Tuesday afternoon. Train 875 and 893  will leave Silver Spring at 4:39 PM and 5:34 PM respectively,  and will make all stops. Train 881 will hold for 30-minutes and depart the Silver Spring Station at 7:04 PM. This train will terminate in Brunswick. Eastern Panhandle Authority buses will meet the train at Brunswick for service to Duffield, Virginia, and Harpers Ferry and Martinsburg, WV.

Johnson says there will be additional capacity for passengers who board the MTA Commuter Bus Routes 505 and 515. “Those buses operate from downtown Frederick and Monocacy Station, down I-270 to Shady Grove Metro. MARC tickets are honored on 505 and 515 Commuter Bus. And we’ve added additional capacity to handle increased passenger count,” he says.

The train derailed Sunday morning near the Rhode Island Metro Station in Northeast Washington.