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By Liz F. Kay and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2010
Trouble continued to dog the MARC commuter system Monday as trains were delayed for problems ranging from brake failure to malfunctioning traffic signals to downed trees. In the morning, a southbound MARC train experienced mechanical trouble, delaying Washington-bound commuters on the Penn Line, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. In the afternoon, at least one Washington-bound Camden Line train was running more than an hour late, while a northbound train on the same line was reported 37 minutes late as it approached Dorsey station after being delayed by signal problems and a downed tree.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
Afternoon MARC service to Perryville and Aberdeen will be restored for the afternoon commute, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. Service to the two northern-most stations, canceled since a freight train damaged catenary wires and utility poles along the Northeast Corridor on Tuesday, will begin again with the No. 520 MARC train set to depart Washington's Union Station at 12:20 p.m., the MTA said. Amtrak service between Washington and Wilmington had also been suspended on Tuesday, but single-tracking was restored Tuesday afternoon.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2011
Commuters who take the MARC Train can likely expect reduced service Wednesday morning. The Maryland Transit Administration said Tuesday trains could be delayed because there are not enough train engineers and conductors to work. Tuesday's earthquake caused severe delays on the Penn, Brunswick and Camden lines. Service was temporarily halted and then operated at reduced speeds once service resumed, meaning long hours for the workers. The Federal Railroad Administration requires train engineers and conductors receive a minimum rest period between work shifts.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Emergency roadwork on MD 150 East in Dundalk at Pembrooke Boulevard has closed the eastbound right traffic lane and eastbound right shoulder at 6:52 a.m., DOT said. Roadwork on MD 144 West in the Cooksville area at Drovers Lane has closed the westbound shoulder at 6:46 a.m., DOT said. The eastbound left shoulder has been reversed, DOT said. The Maryland Transit Administration reported major delays on the MARC train at 9:06 a.m., as mechanical problems have terminated Train 847 (6:30 a.m. Baltimore departure)
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2013
Though the Maryland Transit Administration said buses and trains were running on schedule, officials said that the MARC train will make minor adjustments due to the federal government shutdown. MTA said that a special midday Brunswick Line train will operate out of Union Station at 2 p.m., making all stops to Martinsburg. As a result P875 (4:25 p.m. departure) will be canceled, MTA said. A special Camden Line train will operate out of Union Station at 2:15 p.m., making all stops to Camden.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2010
Maryland Transit Administration and Amtrak officials struggled Tuesday to explain how they could have left a MARC train packed with nearly 1,000 commuters stranded north of Washington in sweltering heat for about two hours Monday night until frustrated passengers removed the windows and summoned paramedics. But even as Amtrak President Joseph Boardman and MTA chief Ralign T. Wells delivered apologies to MARC riders, problems continued. Amtrak, which owns the Penn Line and staffs the trains, reported a 24-minute power loss at Washington's Union Station, causing a delay to all its trains leaving the capital Tuesday evening.
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By Carrie Wells, Justin George and Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2013
A woman was struck and killed by a Charm City Circulator bus Tuesday, hours after a MARC train crash at a Baltimore crossing claimed the lives of two people in an SUV. Police said it was too early to say whether the snowy, icy conditions played a role in either incident. A MARC train hit an SUV at a grade crossing at Hollins Ferry Road near Paca Street about 6:20 a.m., said Det. Jeremy Silbert, a Baltimore police spokesman. The driver of the vehicle, Morgan Fleet, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene, and Wayne Burnett Jr., the 38-year-old passenger died later at a hospital.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2012
Baltimore County Police identified the man who died May 1 after being struck by a MARC train near Essex as Robert Ey of Middle River. Ey, 26, was walking south on the tracks when he was accidentally struck by a southbound train moving at about 100 mph, a police investigation found. The accident occurred about 7:15 a.m. near Northeast Creek Road and Schaefer Lane in Rosedale. Police arrived at 7:18 a.m. and searched the area, initially calling in a helicopter for assistance, police said after the accident.
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By Joe Burris and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2010
Maryland Transit Administration and Amtrak officials are trying to determine why a MARC train packed with about 1,000 commuters from Washington shut down Monday evening, leaving passengers stranded in the train in sweltering heat for about two hours. MTA Administrator Ralign T. Wells said he spoke with the president of Amtrak Tuesday morning to express his concern about how the incident was handled. He said the MTA, Amtrak and the Federal Railroad Administration will launch of formal investigation of what happened.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2011
A pedestrian attempting to catch a morning train to Washington was fatally struck by it this morning in Gaithersburg, police reported. An 81-year-old man was trying to cross the train tracks shortly before 8 a.m. at the South Summit Ave. train crossing to catch MARC train 878 when the train clipped him, said Angela Cruz, a spokeswoman for Montgomery County police. The Associated Press reported trains were delayed 2 1/2 hours. Passengers were bused to Shady Grove and their MARC tickets were honored, said Dave Clark, a spokesman for the Maryland Transit Administration.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Trains were delayed by more than an hour Wednesday when an Amtrak train to Boston broke down in Aberdeen, officials said. The 284 passengers aboard Train 178, which left D.C. at 4:05 p.m., eventually switched trains to continue north, according to an Amtrak spokesman. Due to "the severe congestion," MARC Train 536 stopped at Edgewood, and passengers were taken to Aberdeen and Perryville by taxi, according to a Maryland Transit Administration announcement. The MTA told passengers to save their receipts and contact the administration for reimbursement.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
The Baltimore City Department of Transportation reported that a water main break at northbound Fulton Avenue has closed the road from Baltimore Street to Lexington Avenue at 7:52 a.m. on Tuesday. Department of Public Works officials are on location, DOT said. Northbound traffic on MD 103 North in Ellicott City is closed past Waterloo Road due to a utility problem at 6:55 a.m., according to the state Department of Transportation. And DOT reported that emergency roadwork on Interstate 97 North in Anne Arundel County at Hawkins Road that began on Sunday continued on Tuesday.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
All lanes are closed on MD 25 in Upperco due to a utility problem at Benson Mill Road at 8:07 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. An incident on Interstate 895 South in Lansdowne past the Baltimore Beltway has closed the southbound right traffic lane and southbound right shoulder at 8:16 a.m. on Tuesday, DOT said. A two-vehicle collision on I-95 South in White Marsh past the MD 43 (White Marsh Boulevard) exit has closed the southbound left shoulder at 8:09 a.m., DOT said Northbound traffic on MD 103 North in Ellicott City is closed past Waterloo Road due to a utility problem at 6:55 a.m., DOT said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
All traffic is shut down on MD 178 in Parole between Epping Forest Road and Bestgate Road due to an early morning collision on Monday, according to the state Department of Transportation. DOT first reported the accident at 1:22 a.m., and the road remained closed well into rush hour. Emergency roadwork on U.S. 40 in White Marsh from Days Cove Road to Joppa Farm Road has closed the eastbound right shoulder at 8:48 a.m., DOT said. All lanes on Interstate 95 in Rossville have been reopened with the clearing of a three-vehicle collision at the Baltimore Beltway at 9:13 a.m., DOT said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
A three-vehicle collision on U.S. 50 East in Parole at Rowe Boulevard has closed the eastbound right shoulder at 8:39 a.m. on Tuesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A collision on the outer loop of Interstate 695 in Towson at the MD 139 (Charles Street) exit has closed the outer loop right shoulder at 8:21 a.m., DOT said. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor light rail and MARC train delays at 8:48 a.m.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
A two-vehicle collision with injury on Interstate 95 South in the Savage-Guilford area at the MD 32 exit has closed the southbound right shoulder at 8:47 a.m. on Thursday, according to the state Department of Transportation. Johns Hopkins University officials said that during Thursday morning's commencement, University Parkway will be closed on the eastbound side between San Martin Drive and Canterbury Road. The Maryland Transit Administration reported minor light rail and MARC train delays at 9:08 a.m.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2010
MARC train 538 from Washington shut down Monday evening, leaving passengers stranded in the train for about two hours. MTA spokesman Terry Owens said the train, which leaves Washington at 6:13 p.m., "basically shut down." "We don't know why it shut down," Owens said. "We assume it's weather related, but we don't know." The train stopped just shy of New Carrolton on its way to Perryville. He said that train officials gave out water on some cars. "We carry water on trains in the summer and if there is an issue we had water out."
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By Susan Schoenberger | November 28, 1990
More than 400 commuters were forced to evacuate a MARC train in Laurel during the evening rush hour yesterday as firefighters extinguished a fire on the underside of one of the train's four cars.Prince George's County fire officials said the Maryland Rail Commuter service train, traveling from Washington to Baltimore, stopped at a station at the corner of Lafayette and Main streets in Laurel after smoke was seen coming from underneath one of the cars. The 410 passengers were evacuated from the train as firefighters from Prince George's, Anne Arundel and Howard counties put out the fire.
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