MARC Adds Capacity for Pope Francis’ Visit to DC

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popetrainAs the Papal Plane touches down in DC for Pope Francis’ visit to America, traffic precautions are being taken up and down the East Coast as highways are set to close in Philly and DC. Even though Baltimore is between the two cities, commuters who take the MARC may feel some of the gridlock. MTA is upping some of its capacity for the visit.

On Wednesday and Thursday, extra cars will be added to the MARC’s Camden and Brunswick lines. The trains will each have an extra car that can carry an additional 125 riders. Brunswick line #871, which normally only operates on Friday, will also be in action on Wednesday and Thursday.

The road closures are forcing the MTA Commuter bus to change its schedule as well. The buses will provide service to five WMATA Metrorail Stations: Landover, Silver Spring, Branch Avenue, Suitland and Greenbelt.

More info is at the MTA website.

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