More Amtrak problems for MARC
What is it with Amtrak and New Carrollton anyway?
On Wednesday morning Amtrak had a locomotive fire near the Prince George's County station, delaying MARC service by an hour or more. This afternoon, another Amtrak engine is disabled south of New Carrollton causing "major disruptions" on the Penn Line, according to the MTA.
Apparently the blockage is forcing northbound and southbound trains to share a single track to get around. To see a list of Penn Line trains affected, click below.
Penn: Washington Metro will be honoring MARC tickets this afternoon/evening, 29 Oct 2009.
Penn: Marc 433 will be arriving in Washington approx 20-25 minutes late due to single tracking.
Penn: Marc 426 will be arriving in New Carrollton approax 40 mins late.
Penn: Marc 428 will be departing Washington approx 30-40 mins late due the a security hold in Union Station.
Penn: Marc 530 will be departing Washiongton approx 30 minutes late.
Penn: Marc 450 (510pm WAS Dp) has been cancelled.
Meanwhile there's also trouble on the Camden Line. MTA says Marc 846 will be leave Washington 15-25 mins late due what it calls a "security hold" in Union Station.