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Sewer break, signals delay MARC trains into DC

ROCKVILLE — A sewer line break between Rockville and Garrett Park and signal problems are causing delays for MARC riders on all Brunswick Line trains into Washington. The Maryland Transit Administration says all trains into Washington are expected to be ...

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Maryland applies twice for high-speed rail funding

ANNAPOLIS — The state of Maryland has submitted two applications for federal high-speed rail funding. Gov. Martin O’Malley announced Tuesday that the state has formally sent two applications for funding under the Federal Railroad Administration’s High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail program. ...

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French rail firm must pay for digitization of Holocaust records

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers and representatives of the French national railroad say they’ve reached a deal that would force a greater accounting of the railroad’s role in the Holocaust and allow its subsidiary to seek a lucrative MARC train contract. ...

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MARC’s Penn Line begins new schedule

Maryland transit officials are launching a new schedule for the heavily used MARC Penn Line in an effort to ease overcrowding and reduce stress on train engines. The Maryland Transit Administration says that beginning Monday it will run more trains ...

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SNCF execs pressed for answers

ANNAPOLIS – State lawmakers skewered rail executives Thursday while debating legislation that would require a railroad seeking to run MARC passenger train service to disclose its role in transporting Jews and other prisoners during the Holocaust. The bills, HB 520 ...

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Holocaust survivors seek apology, full accounting from SNCF

Leo Bretholz escaped from an SNCF train en route to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1942. Nearly 70 years later, the same company that owned that train is seeking a contract to run two MARC lines. Bretholz and others testified Thursday in support of legislation that would require SNCF to fully disclose its role in transporting Jews and other prisoners during the Holocaust.

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Keolis official says French-owned firm still interested in running MARC lines

ANNAPOLIS – A Keolis Rail Services America official reaffirmed on Friday the railway’s interest in running two MARC commuter rail lines, despite legislative efforts targeting the company’s majority shareholder. State lawmakers from both parties are pushing legislation that would require ...

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