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Md. MTA expands MARC train bike car program to weekends

Posted on October 30, 2015

Md. MTA
Md. MTA

As part of Gov. Larry Hogan’s transit improvement plan to connect Baltimore, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) MARC Train riders and bike enthusiasts will enjoy the added benefit of a bike car on every MARC Penn Line weekend train between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. As a result, all 30 MARC weekend train trips on the Penn Line now will be equipped with bicycle access.

“Our multi-phase plan to connect Baltimore with a unified transit system takes into consideration the needs of bicyclists and pedestrians,” said MTA Administrator Paul Comfort. “Adding a bike car on every weekend MARC train will provide an added level of convenience and ease of travel for our bike-riding customers.”

The bike cars allow passengers to bring full-sized, non-collapsible bikes on board the train and safely secure them in one of 23 racks on board the car. Passenger seating for 40 is available adjacent to the bike racks. There is no additional charge to use the specially-designed cars and bike racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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