Everything from heat delays to overcrowded trains and mechanical failures plagued the system today. The delays hit all three lines, causing a domino effect of backups resulting in wait times of up to 75 minutes. The bizarro prize for a delay goes to the Brunswick Line where MARC officials said a car was blocking the tracks.
If you take the Camden Line, bring your concerns to MARC managers, who will be meeting riders this Thursday, August 13 at Muirkirk Station between 4:00 and 7:15 p.m.
Here's a rundown of service alerts that piled up in my inbox as of around 7:00 p.m. tonight-
Penn MARC 513 has been cancelled between Perryville and Baltimore due to mechanical problems.The next available southbound train will be Amtrak train #151.MARC 513 will operate as normal from Baltimore to Washington.
August 10, 2009 5:48 AM
Penn MARC 509 is operating approx. 15-20 minutes late approaching Bowie due to mechanical problems. Updates will follow.
August 10, 2009 7:15 AM
MARC 408 enroute to Baltimore expected to operate 20 to 25 minutes late leaving Washington. Updates to follow.
August 10, 2009 7:53 AM
MARC 513 operating 25 minutes late leaving Baltimore due to mechanical problems. MARC 415 operating ahead.
August 10, 2009 7:55 AM
Brunswick/Camden: CSX has issued heat orders for this afternoon, expect 10-15 mins delays.
August 10, 2009 11:42 AM
Camden and Brunswick Line Passengers—CSX has issued heat orders for this afternoon's rush hour. Expect en route delays of 5-15 minutes on all trains. We regret any inconvenience.
August 10, 2009 12:00 PM
Penn: Marc 428 (415p WAS Dp) is expected to depart WASH 10-15 mins late due to adding locomotive.
August 10, 2009 4:03 PM
Bruns: Marc 873 is operating 10-15 mins late approaching Washington Grove.
August 10, 2009 4:18 PM
Train 428 due out of Washington 4:15 pm will be operating 35 - 40 minutes late.
August 10, 2009 4:48 PM
Penn: Marc 439 (525p BAL Dp) has been cancelled due to late equipment, the next available southbound MARC train will be Marc 441 (625p BAL Dp).
August 10, 2009 4:55 PM
Marc 530 will be operating 10-15 mins late moving north due to a heavily loaded train account of Marc 428 running late.
August 10, 2009 4:57 PM
Marc 893 is approaching Kensington operating approx 18 mins late due to heat orders.
August 10, 2009 5:55 PM
Bruns: Marc 893 is holding west of Silver Spring with a CSX track inspector operating ahead. Expect 30-40" delay.
August 10, 2009 6:04 PM
Bruns: Marc 879 is operating behind delayed Marc 893 and will be operating 20-25 mins late.
August 10, 2009 6:06 PM
Penn: Marc 440 (640p WAS Dp) is expected to depart WASH 15-20 mins late.
August 10, 2009 6:07 PM
Camden: Marc 852 (551p WAS Dp) is still in WASH adding a protective locomotive to the train set. Approx 25" late att.
August 10, 2009 6:16 PM
Penn: Marc 538 (605p WAS Dp) in WASH with mechanical techs checking locomotive. Approx 15 mins late.
August 10, 2009 6:19 PM
Penn: Marc 538 (605p WAS Dp) with serious mechanical problems with its locomotive has been cancelled at Union Station.
August 10, 2009 6:37 PM
Penn: Marc 440 (640p WAS Dp) will be departing WASH approx 25-30 mins late and will be operating northbound to Perryville due to the cancellation of Marc 538.
August 10, 2009 6:51 PM
Bruns: Marc 893 Marc 879 Marc 881 are stopped near Randolph Road with an automobile blocking the tracks.
August 10, 2009 6:54 PM
Bruns: Marc 893 is back on the move approaching Gaithersburg approx 75 mins late.
August 10, 2009 7:06 PM
Bruns: Marc 879 is operating 60-65 mins late in the Rockville area.
August 10, 2009 7:07 PM
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