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If government shuts down, normal MARC schedule at first

10.17.12- BALTIMORE, MD- L and R- Marc commuter train crossing the edmondson highway bridge in west Baltimore. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record).

A MARC commuter train crosses the Edmondson Highway bridge in West Baltimore in 2012. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record).

Maryland commuter rail riders don’t have to worry about losing service in the event of a federal government shutdown, at least for the first week, the Maryland Transit Administration said on Friday.

MARC train service will have a normal schedule on all three lines next week, even if the federal government shuts down, MARC announced.

But if any shutdown lasts longer than a week, the transit administration said they may adjust service to match ridership levels.

Each of the three MARC lines goes to Washington’s Union Station.

The Penn Line’s other end is at Perryville; it stops in Cecil, Harford, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel; and Prince George’s counties.

The Camden Line ends at Camden Station in Baltimore; it stops in Baltimore, Howard and Prince George’s counties and a stretch of the line forms part of the border between Howard and Anne Arundel counties.

The Brunswick Line connects Martinsburg and other towns in West Virginia through Frederick and Montgomery counties.

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