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Consumer Group Calls MARC Train Performance Unacceptable

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On some MARC train lines, chances aren't much better than 50/50 that they'll arrive on time. One of the worst performing trains: MARC's Camden Line Train 850 from Washington to Baltimore came in on-time 53 percent of the time, during afternoon runs in November. MARC's on-time performance on the Penn and Camden lines slipped to 85 percent after three trains were running late about half the time last month.

The chairman of the MARC Riders Advisory Council, calls performance unacceptable to the group. A spokesperson for the Maryland Transportation Administration says most delays were short and caused by CSX track work last month. The one bright spot was the Brunswick Line. About 92 percent of those trains serving western Maryland and West Virginia were on time.

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