Tuesday, January 8, 2013
New schedule set to take effect on Monday, Jan. 14, with a 5:05 p.m. stop at Metropolitan Grove.
Some evening stops at Boyds, Dickerson and Washington Grove will be dropped, while Gaithersburg's Metropolitan Grove station adds a stop under changes to MARC’s Brunswick Line schedule, set to take effect Monday, Jan. 14. Maryland transportation officials announced the changes Monday. Major changes include: A side-by-side comparison of the changes is available at MTA.Maryland.gov. The Brunswick Line is part of the MARC (Maryland Area Regional Commuter) train system and carries thousands of commuters between Washington, DC, and Martinsburg, WV, stopping through Gaithersburg along the way. In 2011 MARC officials presented plans to change the Brunswick Line, they said, in order to keep it on schedule during peak times, Patch has reported. …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
System to be on Sunday schedule starting this afternoon.
Officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that Metro will resume limited bus and rail service today beginning at 2 p.m. Normal service is expected to resume by Wednesday morning. "Residual effects of the storm are still possible. Customers traveling today should allow extra time. Buses may encounter detours due to downed trees, power lines or flooding," reads a press release from WMATA. Both the rail and bus lines will operate on their Sunday schedules through closing time tonight. Bus routes which do not run on Sundays will resume on a normal weekday schedule. However, MetroAccess service will remain cancelled throughout Tuesday, with normal service expected to resume on Wednesday. MARC Train, Bus …
Monday, October 29, 2012
No rail, bus service in DC area through at least Tuesday morning.
Metro service will continue to be shut down through at least Tuesday morning, according to officials with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. "Metrorail and Metrobus service will not resume service Tuesday morning," reads a press release sent out by WMATA earlier this afternoon. "An announcement on when service may be restored will be made after Metro is able to assess damage and weather conditions in the morning. Metro personnel will need to perform a comprehensive damage assessment, including inspections of track, bridges, aerial structures, stations and facilities. Metrorail service restoration is also contingent on adequate commercial power to support operations and repair of any storm-related damage. For Metrobus, …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Proposed Jan. 30 changes put on hold.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Montgomery County to lose eight train times.
Schedule changes to the MARC train Brunswick line are not in the best interest of Montgomery County, according to Montgomery County Council members. The Brunswick line runs from Martinsburg, WV, to Washington, DC, and serves approximately of 7,800 people. In order to reduce congestion and lag on tracks, MARC officials have announced an adjusted Brunswick schedule. To account for the adjustment, smaller stations on the line will have fewer departures. The service reductions will do little good for Montgomery County, according to councilmembers Phil Andrews (D-Dist.3), Craig Rice (D-Dist.2) and Marc Elrich (D-At-Large). “Given the level of congestion in the county, any level of reduction of transit service during rush hour is problematic and…