MARC awards Amtrak contract for Penn Line service

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BALTIMORE — Amtrak has received a 5-year contract to continue operating MARC Train’s Penn Line commuter service between Washington and Perryville, Md., on Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

“Commuter contracts help Amtrak expand our business and meet our financial goals,” Stephen Gardner, Amtrak’s chief commercial officer, says in a news release announcing the contract. “MDOT MTA selecting Amtrak for this contract speaks volumes about the high-quality service we have provided over many years to Maryland and MARC passengers, and the strong operating relationship we have developed with MARC during that time.”

Amtrak has operated the service since 1983. The 77-mile line serves 10 intermediate stations. It sees 57 weekday trains and is the only MARC line with weekend service.

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