How's the MARC Train Treating You?
Is the Penn Line getting crowded? Is the parking situation getting tougher? Let us know.
It's no secret that thousands of people descend onto the Odenton MARC station each morning to head into Washington, DC, and Baltimore.
The MARC Penn Line has long been a popular option for local commuters, who find it a more comfortable—and in some cases, cheaper—alternative to driving.
It's also no secret that the Odenton area is growing in population. This is placing pressure on everything from road systems to school classroom size.
But how has this affected the experience riding MARC train?
For the most part, it seems riders have not seen any major delays on the line in recent months, save for some weather-related delays and a widespread electrical problem that delayed trains in January.
Anecdotally, Patch has heard from riders who say trains are more crowded, and that parking is becoming harder to come by. The main lot in Odenton is crowded before the sun comes up, and available spots in the the overflow lot are further and further away.
MARC Train is installing a new schedule next week with a goal of ensuring more trains arrive on time.
If you are a MARC rider, has your overall experience improved or gotten worse in the last year? Tell us in the comments.