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Old February 10th, 2016, 02:09 AM   #1
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MARYLAND & NORTHERN VIRGINIA | Commuter Rail

This thread is for MARC commuter Rail & Virgina Railway Express in Northern Virgina.

MARC Commuter Rail

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System Size : 187 mi (301 km)
Stations : 42
Major Terminals : DC Union , Baltimore Penn , Camden Station
Major Stations : New Carrollton , Silver Spring , Rockville , BWI Airport , Gaithersburg
Number of lines : 3
Began operation : 1984 (beginning of MTA subsidies)
Top Speed : 125 miles per hour (201 km/h)
Daily Ridership : 33,696 (Q3 2015)
Electrification : yes , at 12v25hz on MARC Penn Line
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System Size : 90 mi (145 km)
Stations : 18
Major Terminals : DC Union
Major Stations : Fredsrickburg , Alexandra
Number of lines : 2
Began operation : July 20, 1992
Top Speed : 80mph
Daily Ridership : 17,900 (Q3 2015)
Electrification : none
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Old February 10th, 2016, 02:11 AM   #2
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VRE V07
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Alexandria, VA Union Station
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Old February 24th, 2016, 11:15 PM   #3
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Historic Railways of the DC, Richmond, Baltimore, and Wilmington region


Historic Railways of the DC, Richmond, Baltimore, and Wilmington region
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Based on the 1921 Official Guide of the Railways, this is accurate as far as I can tell but any corrections are welcome.


It has over 1,380 stations, 136 lines, and includes all of Delaware, nearly all of Maryland and hefty chunks of both Virginia and Pennsylvania. There are doubtless at least a few errors.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 02:37 AM   #4
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WOW that's insane!!! All of those used to exist?
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Old February 25th, 2016, 03:59 AM   #5
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WOW that's insane!!! All of those used to exist?
Yes , PA , NY , NJ , New England were even more extensive...
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Old March 12th, 2016, 06:53 AM   #7
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I have fond memories of riding the MARC into DC from Baltimore.

On the other side of the Potomac, VRE could seriously stand to expand its coverage.
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From the outside, those look like cattle wagons. Not really inviting people to get out of their cars...
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Old April 2nd, 2016, 07:24 AM   #10
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4th Quarter 2015 MARC & VRE Ridership

MARC Commuter Rail / 33,800 (2015) : -1.39%
Virginia Railways / 34,680 (2015) : -4.67%
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I hear that MARC has the last few remaining Amtrak AEM7 as a lease.
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I hear that MARC has the last few remaining Amtrak AEM7 as a lease.
They also still run HHP-8 locomotives..
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Baltimore Penn station redevelopment partner sought
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USA: This month Amtrak is to begin a two-stage process to appoint a master developer for a comprehensive redevelopment of Baltimore Penn station. Amtrak is seeking parties capable of undertaking the planning, design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of non-rail assets at the station, and commercial development of surrounding properties it owns.

Amtrak said it had received a strong response to a request for information issued in January. Following the RFQ, a request for proposals would be issued to a shortlist of qualified master developer teams

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