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MARC, prior to 1984 known as Maryland Rail Commuter Service, is a commuter rail system comprising three lines in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. MARC is administered by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), a Maryland Department of Transportation agency, and is operated under contract with CSX Transportation and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak). Image File history File links MARC_Train_Logo. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... The official U.S. Census Bureau-designated Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV Combined Statistical Area. ... The Maryland Transit Administration, sometimes called MTA Maryland to avoid confusion with other cities agencies called MTA, is a state operated transit service serving all of Baltimore, Maryland and the surrounding counties. ... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting mark CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ... Amtrak, is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ...

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Brunswick Line

MARC commuter train conductor catching up with local news on a foggy morning at Point of Rocks.
MARC commuter train conductor catching up with local news on a foggy morning at Point of Rocks.

The Brunswick Line is MARC's longest line, stretching between Washington, DC and Martinsburg, West Virginia. Brunswick Line trains operate over the CSX Metropolitan, Old Main Line, and Cumberland Subdivisions. Stops on the Brunswick Line are as follows: Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 228 KB)MARC commuter train conductor catching up with local news on a foggy morning at Point of Rocks. ... Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 228 KB)MARC commuter train conductor catching up with local news on a foggy morning at Point of Rocks. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Martinsburg is a city located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ...

Frederick Extension:

Burnhams Union Station: the central block of the immense front façade of Union Station Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, DC when it opened in 1907. ... Downtown Silver Spring as seen from downtown Bethesda. ... Kensington is a town located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Garrett Park is a town in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Location in Maryland Founded  -Incorporated c. ... Washington Grove is a town located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Motto: Nickname: Location in Maryland Founded Incorporated 1802 April 5, 1878  County Montgomery County Borough Parrish Mayor Sidney A. Katz Area  - Total  - Water 26. ... Germantown is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Maryland: Germantown, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Germantown, Baltimore County, Maryland Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland -- This is the most common place referred to as Germantown, Maryland. ... Boyds, Maryland is located north of Washington, DC in Montgomery County. ... Barnesville is a town located in Montgomery County, Maryland. ... Location in Maryland Founded Incorporated 1745   County Frederick County Mayor Jennifer Dougherty Area  - Total  - Water 59. ... MARC commuter train conductor catching up with local news on a foggy morning at Point of Rocks. ... Brunswick is a city located in Frederick County, Maryland. ... Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 1865. ... Martinsburg is a city located in Berkeley County, West Virginia. ...

Camden Line

The College Park MARC station, right, consists of two shelters that adjoin the College Park Metro Station.
The College Park MARC station, right, consists of two shelters that adjoin the College Park Metro Station.

The Camden Line runs between Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland (Camden Station), operating over the CSX Capital Subdivision. Stops on the Camden Line are as follows: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1257x818, 106 KB) This photo depicts the Maryland Rail Commuter Service (MARC) station adjacent to the College Park Metro Station in College Park, Maryland. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1257x818, 106 KB) This photo depicts the Maryland Rail Commuter Service (MARC) station adjacent to the College Park Metro Station in College Park, Maryland. ... Location in Maryland Founded  -Incorporated {{{incorporated}}}  County Prince Georges County Mayor Stephen A. Brayman Area  - Total  - Water 14. ... Shelter can refer to several things: Look up shelter on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An outbound train makes a passenger exchange at the College Park-U of Md station. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Baltimore skyline at dusk Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Nickname: Charm City Mob Town B-more Location in Maryland Founded Incorporated 30 July 1729 1797  County Independent city Borough Parrish Mayor Martin J... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania...

Burnhams Union Station: the central block of the immense front façade of Union Station Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, DC when it opened in 1907. ... Riverdale is the name (or former name) of two places in the State of Maryland in the United States of America: Riverdale, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Riverdale, Prince Georges County, Maryland: now Riverdale Park, Maryland This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Location in Maryland Founded  -Incorporated {{{incorporated}}}  County Prince Georges County Mayor Stephen A. Brayman Area  - Total  - Water 14. ... Location in Prince Georges County, Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 1937 {{{incorporated}}}  County Prince Georges County Mayor Judith F. Davis Area  - Total  - Water 15. ... Muirkirk is a locality in central Maryland, located between Baltimore and Washington, DC. It is located along U.S. Route 1 between Beltsville, Maryland, and Laurel, Maryland, and it contains a stop on the Maryland Rail Commuter Service (MARC) commuter rail (on the Camden line). ... Location in Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 1870  County Anne Arundel, Howard, & Prince Georges Counties Mayor Craig A. Moe Area  - Total  - Water 9. ... Savage, Maryland is an historic town located in Howard County, about 12 miles South of Baltimore, Maryland and 20 miles North of Washington, DC. It is situated close to the city of Laurel, Maryland and the town of Columbia, Maryland. ... Jessup is a census-designated place located in Howard County, Maryland and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. ... Dorsey, Maryland, is a locality in eastern Howard County, Maryland, south of Elkridge and close to the Anne Arundel County border and BWI Airport. ... Baltimore skyline at dusk Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Nickname: Charm City Mob Town B-more Location in Maryland Founded Incorporated 30 July 1729 1797  County Independent city Borough Parrish Mayor Martin J...

Penn Line

The Penn Line runs between Washington, DC and Perryville, Maryland on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Stops on the Penn Line are as follows: Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Perryville is a town located in Cecil County, Maryland. ...

Burnhams Union Station: the central block of the immense front façade of Union Station Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, DC when it opened in 1907. ... New Carrollton is a city located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Seabrook is a community located in central Maryland (in Prince Georges County) about 12 miles East of Washington DC. According to the 2000 census, the population of Lanham-Seabrook (zip code 20706) is 18,190. ... Founded Incorporated 1870 1916  County Prince Georges County Mayor G. Frederick Robinson Area  - Total  - Water 41. ... Bowie State University, located on 338½ acres (1. ... Odenton is a census-designated place located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. ... The BWI Airport Rail Station is a train station in Linthicum, Maryland located near the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). ... West Baltimore Station is a station on the MARC Penn Line located in the western part of Baltimore City along the Amtrak Northeast Corridor. ... Baltimore skyline at dusk Motto: The Greatest City in America (formerly The City That Reads; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Nickname: Charm City Mob Town B-more Location in Maryland Founded Incorporated 30 July 1729 1797  County Independent city Borough Parrish Mayor Martin J... Pennsylvania Station (generally referred to as Penn Station) is the main train station in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Martin State Airport is a general aviation airport serving Baltimore, MD. Its IATA Airport Code is MTN Overview of Martin State Airport In 1929, Mr. ... Edgewood is a census-designated place located in Harford County, Maryland. ... Aberdeen is a city located in Harford County, Maryland. ... Perryville is a town located in Cecil County, Maryland. ...

Current Equipment

  • Locomotives
  • Passenger Cars
    • Kawasaki Bi-Level
    • Pullman Gallery Bi-Level
    • Sumitomo Single Level
  • Passenger Cab Cars
    • Kawasaki Bi-Level
    • Sumitomo Single Level

As the Penn Line is the only electrified MARC line, the AEM-7 and HHP-8 are restricted to only that line. The majority of the Kawasaki cars are operated on the Penn Line, and the Pullman cars are only operated on Brunswick Line trains to Martinsburg. All MARC trains are operated with a cab car, from which the engineer can control the train. The cab car is always at the head of trains travelling toward Washington D.C., and the locomotive is at the head of trains heading away from Washington. The AEM7 is a B-B electric railway locomotive used by Amtrak on its Northeast Corridor routes between Washington DC and Boston, United States . ... An Amtrak-owned HHP-8 moving the since renamed Acela Regional out of Boston The double-ended HHP-8 electric locomotive is one of the latest editions from the Bombardier company which has re-entered the railroad equipment business. ...


Connections to other rail and transportation services

Several of MARC's stations are shared with other rail and transit services.

The BWI Rail station is close to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), though not actually in the terminal itself; a free shuttle bus carries passengers from the station to the terminal every few minutes. Burnhams Union Station: the central block of the immense front façade of Union Station Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, DC when it opened in 1907. ... Amtrak, is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... The Virginia Railway Express (VRE) is a commuter railroad service that connects the Northern Virginia area with Washington, DC. The VRE operates on two lines, the Fredericksburg line, which starts from Fredericksburg, Virginia and the Manassas line, which starts from Manassas, Virginia, both lines end at Union Station in Washington... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Red Line train at Metro Center, hub of the system The Washington Metro is the public transportation system of Washington, D.C., and neighboring suburban communities in Maryland and Virginia, both inside and outside the Capital Beltway. ... The Red Line of the Washington Metro consists of 27 subway stations from Shady Grove to Glenmont. ... Greenbelt station, end of the Green line on the Washington Metro The Green Line of the Washington Metro consists of 21 subway stations from Greenbelt to Branch Ave. ... The Orange Line of the Washington Metro consists of 26 subway stations from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU to New Carrollton. ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... Light rail at BWI station The Baltimore Light Rail is a small light rail network serving Baltimore, Maryland and the surrounding suburbs. ... Most of the NEC is owned by Amtrak (those sections shown in red). ... The BWI Airport Rail Station is a train station in Linthicum, Maryland located near the Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). ... KBWI Airport Diagram Baltimore-Washington International Airport serves the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC metro-region. ...


February 1996 Brunswick Line Crash

On February 16, 1996, during the Friday-evening rush hour, a MARC bound for Union Station collided with an outgoing Amtrak train and erupted in flames on a snow-swept stretch of track in Silver Spring, Maryland. The crash left 11 people dead aboard the MARC train. Three died of injuries suffered in the impact, but the rest were killed by smoke and flames. The MARC engineer and two conductors were among the dead. February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Rush hour in a city A rush hour is a part of the day with busy traffic and hence traffic congestion on the roads and crowded public transport; normally the two periods in a day when people are travelling to or from work or school. ... Amtrak, is the trademark name of the intercity passenger train system created on May 1, 1971 in the United States. ... Downtown Silver Spring as seen from downtown Bethesda. ...


External links


Baltimore-area rail transit
Currently operating Light Rail - Metro Subway - MARC
Proposed Red Line - Green Line

  Results from FactBites:
 
MARC train : An Online Train Travel Directory (503 words)
MARC TRAIN Aberdeen, Maryland to Washington, DC Martinsburg, West Virginia to Washington, DC.
MARC trains are operated under contract by Amtrak and CSX Transportation.
MARC train rider - m4w last modified: Wed, 22 Dec 09:46 EST I've seen you on the Marc train from Baltimore/Halethorpe to DC for about a year now.
MARC-Amtrak Disaster (967 words)
As the dead and injured were removed from the collision of Amtrak's Capitol Limited and MARC commuter train 286, something became painfully clear to the officials who first walked the smoky scene: The MARC train was somewhere it shouldn't have been.
The commuter train should have stopped at a signal several hundred feet from the point of impact, but instead struck the side of the Amtrak locomotives as the Capitol Limited moved through a switch to cross over to an adjacent track.
Trains may run in either direction on either track at Silver Spring, protected by signals that remain red until the dispatcher clears a train to pass.
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