Maryland Area Regional Commuter

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Maryland Area Regional Commuter, more commonly referred to as MARC (pronounced as a single word), is a commuter rail service operating three lines from Washington, DC to various places in central Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The three lines, from east to west, are the Brunswick Line, the Camden Line, and the Penn Line. MARC is administered by the Maryland Department of Transportation (as part of the Maryland Transit Administration), and is operated under contract with CSX Transportation and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, or Amtrak.

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Brunswick Line

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MARC commuter train conductor catching up with local news on a foggy morning at Point of Rocks.

The Brunswick Line is MARC's longest line, stretching from Washington, DC to Martinsburg, West Virginia. Brunswick line trains operate over the CSX Metropolitan, Old Main Line, and Cumberland Subdivisions. Stops on the Brunswick Line are as follows:

The line diverges here, one line going to:

And the other to:

Camden Line

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The College Park MARC station, right, consists of two shelters that adjoin the College Park Metro Station.

The Camden Line goes from Washington, DC to Baltimore, Maryland (Camden Station). Brunswick line trains operate over the CSX Capital Subdivision. Stops on the Camden Line are as follows:

Penn Line

The Penn Line goes from Washington, DC to Perryville, Maryland via Baltimore, Maryland (Penn Station). Penn line trains operate over the Amtrak Northeast Corridor. Stops on the Penn Line are as follows:

Connections to other rail and transportation services

Several of MARC's stations are shared with other rail and transit services.

The BWI Rail station is close to Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), though not actually in the terminal itself; a free shuttle bus carries passengers from the station to the terminal every few minutes.

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