MARC long term expansion plan (2010-2035)

Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

Moderators: mtuandrew, Robert Paniagua, therock

Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:44 pm

MARC long term expansion plan (2010-2035)

Post by jtrain22 » Mon May 12, 2008 7:51 pm

Add track on all three lines;

Penn line (NEC);
4 tracks from Landover MD to beyond Newark DE
(Cost of P&B tunnel replacement by Amtrak, rehab existing tunnel for use by MARC)

Camden Line;
3 tracks Union Station to Camden Station

Brunswick Line;
3 tracks Silver Spring to Point of Rock
Lengthen 2nd track east of Point of Rock

Shared project VRE;
2 new tracks across Potomac River
4 tracks Virginia Tower to beyond Alexandria.

New stations and improvements on all three lines;

Penn line (NEC);
New Carrollton: New platform
Seabrook: Parking
Odenton: Parking
Halethorpe: Parking
West Baltimore: Parking
Upton: New station in existing P&B tunnel
Baltimore Penn: Parking
Madison Square: New Station
Bayview: New station, Parking
Martin State Airport: Parking
Edgewood: Parking
Aberdeen: Relocate station, Parking
Perryville: Parking
Elkton: New station
Newark: New station

Camden Line;
College Park
Muirkirk: Parking
Laruel Racetrack: Parking
Savage: Parking
Dorsey: Parking
Camden: Lower level platform (Howard Street Tunnel)
Mt. Royal: Reopen station
Charles Village: New station
Clifton Park: New station
Bayview: New station

Brunswick Line;
Silver Spring
Kensington: Parking
Rockville: Parking
Washington Grove
Gaithersburg: Parking
Metropolitan Grove: Parking
Germantown: Parking
Boyds: Parking
Outer Montgomery: New Station
Point of Rocks: New platform, Parking
Brunswick: Parking

Other improvements;
Penn line (NEC);
Edgewood: New storage and maintenance facility
Penn Station: New storage capacity
New river crossings: Gunpower, Bush, Susquehanna
Freight connection with CSX at Aberdeen
Camden Line;
Acquire River Side maintains facility from CSX
Brunswick Line;
Brunswick maintenance facility expansion

All lines;
Add cars to trains
Increase peak service
Increase off peak service
Add night and weekend service
Express and limited stop service
Extend service on selected trains on all 3 line to Alexandria VA

And the link here


Yes!! An extention to newark DE to connect to septa!! So this means commuter service from new york to DC!!!

User avatar
Sand Box John
Posts: 2930
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:55 pm
Location: Hebron Maryland

Post by Sand Box John » Mon May 12, 2008 10:07 pm

Thanks for ripping my post from I would have eventually gotten around cross posting it here.
John in the sand box of Maryland's eastern shore.

Posts: 1498
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:01 pm
Location: Germantown, MD

Post by realtype » Tue May 13, 2008 12:08 am

Return to “DC - Maryland - Virginia Area Passenger Rail: MTA(MARC), VRE, WMATA(Metro)”