MARC Adds Train Service for Cherry Blossom Festival

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USDA photo by Scott Bauer
USDA photo by Scott Bauer

Along with all of the blooming, there’s another sign of spring this weekend: more transit.

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a big draw to DC on weekends. As a result,¬†MARC ridership from Baltimore is normally double. Last year, it was triple the norm on the day of the festival’s parade.

To accommodate, the MARC is adding more cars to its weekend trips. The commuter train will also be operating its bike car on Saturdays and Sundays, in case you want to see the blossoms from two wheels.

The Festival runs March 26-April 17. Along with the parade on the final day, some highlights throughout are a kite festival on April 2 and fireworks on April 9.

And, of course, there’s always the option of using the cherry blossoms as a good reason to visit Our Nation’s Capital.

 



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