Washout disrupts MARC commuter service

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This washout has disrupted service on MARC's Brunswick commuter rail line.
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WASHINGTON — The MARC commuter train service is running an abbreviated schedule on its Brunswick line after a Wednesday storm washed out tracks between Brunswick and Point of Rocks, Md., trapping four of nine trainsets at Brunswick or Martinsburg, including three of the line’s higher-capacity trains.

As a result, three trains (No. 870, a 4:50 a.m. departure from Brunswick, No. 872, a 5 a.m. departure from Martinsburg, and train 876, a 6:40 a.m. departure from Brunswick, were cancelled for the morning commute. Four evening departures from Washington Union Station (Train 873 at 3:30 p.m., No. 875 at 4:25 p.m., No. 893 at 5:40 p.m. and No. 895 at 6:40 p.m.) have also been cancelled. Full schedule information is available here.

While MARC reports this schedule is for Thursday only, it also says CSX Transportation is unlikely to complete repairs allowing a full resumption of service before Monday. The agency will announce Friday commute plans later today; watch the MARC website for details.

MARC normally runs nine round trips weekdays on the Brunswick line, with an extra outbound train on Fridays.

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