This is getting old on MARC
It's more of the same-old on MARC that's been going on for the last three weeks. With working electric locomotives in short supply on the Penn Line, MARC has had to use less powerful diesel engines that can pull fewer trains. As a result, the Maryland Transit Administration is putting out messages like this one -- passes on by a reader -- on a daily basis:
Attention, Penn Line Passengers--
Due to a shortage of electric locomotives, the following trains will be operating with one car less than usual: This afternoon--train 426 (3:27pm departure from Washington), train 436 (5:34pm departure from Washington), and train 538 (6:05pm departure from Washington).
Tomorrow morning--train 401 (4:40am departure from Baltimore Penn), train 411 (7:00am departure from Baltimore Penn) and train 513 (6:30am departure from Perryville / 7:15 departure from Penn Station).
MARC regrets the inconvenience.
Penn Line riders who want to weigh in on recent service for an article in The Sun are invited to do so. Send email to email@example.com and enclose a phone number where you can be reached during the day Thursday.