New bike car for weekend MARC service

Daily Record Staff//December 12, 2014

New bike car for weekend MARC service

By Daily Record Staff

//December 12, 2014

The Maryland Transit Administration has added a new, full-size bike car enabling passengers on select MARC weekend Penn Line trains to bring full-sized, non-collapsible bicycles on board, officials said, starting Saturday, Dec. 13.

Currently, MARC permits foldable bicycles on board all three weekday commuter train lines (Penn, Camden and Brunswick). The new bike car will be attached to a designated weekend Penn Line train between Martin State Airport, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The bike car currently will accommodate 16 full-size bicycles and can be expanded to accommodate up to 26 full-size bicycles.

Aside from bicycles, this new modular car also will have seating for 40 commuters. There will be no additional cost for passengers who bring bicycles on board the bike car, and accommodations are first come, first served. Depending on customer demand, a second bike car may be added to the Penn Line weekend service in 2015, officials said.


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