MARC email, 12/1:
Proposed Brunswick Line schedule change online for review & comment http://tinyurl.com/marc-brunswick
The Brunswick Line schedule has not seen a significant revision since the Frederick Branch opened in 2001. In the intervening years, ridership on the Brunswick Line has increased significantly, especially at Brunswick, Point of Rocks, Germantown and Gaithersburg. The current schedule does not reflect the time needed to load passengers at stations.
In revising the schedule, we have worked closely with CSX Transportation, the owner of the Brunswick Line, to ensure that the proposed changes are feasible and represent current operational conditions. CSX and MARC management rode Brunswick Line trains for several days earlier this year and meticulously documented the run time between stations and dwell time at each station. This information was incorporated into the proposed schedule.
Full information on the proposed schedule change is available at http://tinyurl.com/marc-brunswick . This page contains background information, a copy of the schedule, and list of Meet the MARC Management and Town Hall events that will be held over the next six weeks. After reviewing the information, we encourage Brunswick Line passengers to take an online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8VGDLYL .
Thank you for riding the MARC Train Service.