Amtrak installs lactation suite at Baltimore’s Penn Station
Amtrak has installed a pod at Penn Station in Baltimore to provide a private space for breastfeeding mothers.
MARC adding weekend service between Baltimore, D.C.
Maryland is expanding MARC rail service beyond the work week. State transportation officials say the transportation bill signed Thursday includes $100 million for enhancement for MARC, including weekend service on the Penn line, which runs between Washington’s Union Station and Baltimore’s Penn Station. It will also pay for new locomotives and two more weekday roundtrips […]
Donald C. Fry: Need to make Penn Station welcoming
For Baltimore’s deteriorating, 102-year-old Penn Station, a chronic sore subject for city leaders and for the region’s business executives who travel the railroad’s Northeast corridor, a long-sought revitalization is under way, according to the top Amtrak executive for the corridor.
Maryland Moment – Mirror MARCs
Two MARC trains pick up passengers Thursday at Penn Station. One was headed to Washington, D.C.; the other to Perryville. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)
Donald C. Fry: Don’t treat Penn Station like whistle-stop
If you’re looking for a study in contrasts, there are few more compelling than to examine the activity related to two historic train stations — one in Washington and the other in Baltimore.
Man convicted of killing researcher Pitcairn sentenced
A man convicted of fatally stabbing a Johns Hopkins researcher during a robbery has been sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years. Thirty-eight-year-old John Alexander Wagner was sentenced on Friday. He had been convicted in August of first-degree murder and armed robbery in the stabbing death of 23-year-old Stephen Pitcairn. Pitcairn was robbed and […]
MTA: Expect Penn Line delays for morning commute
The Maryland Transit Administration is warning travelers to expect delays on MARC’s Penn Line train due to Hurricane Irene. The MTA says the Penn Line train is operating on an “S,” or limited schedule Monday. The agency says Amtrak, which operates the Penn Line, suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Irene. The Penn Line runs between […]
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 with fewer cars during peak hours. Officials say the change will provide an additional 1,000 […]
Responding to a rising chorus of complaints about rush-hour crowding and service breakdowns on the MARC Penn Line, the Maryland Transit Administration unveiled a plan to group the trains into six- and seven-car sets — compared with six, eight or nine cars — and run them more often. The result would be about 1,000 additional […]