MARC service to WV Eastern Panhandle Imperiled

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Re: MARC service to WV Eastern Panhandle Imperiled

Post by STrRedWolf » Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:59 pm

mmi16 wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:52 pm
You can rest assured that if rail service terminates at Brunswick - any bus service will be supplied by WV. MARC won't fund it.
It's very likely WV pays MARC to pay for bus service between Brunswick and all points west, and that will be the end of that.
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Re: MARC service to WV Eastern Panhandle Imperiled

Post by STrRedWolf » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:51 am

https://imgur.com/gallery/rRivQoJ

Morning meeting Saturday Sept 7th at the Charles Town Library in Charles Town WV. I saw that at the Odenton MD Penn line station. I’ll let that sink in...
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Re: MARC service to WV Eastern Panhandle Imperiled

Post by The EGE » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:36 pm

Here is the presentation. Two of the three daily Martinsburg round trips cut back to Brunswick.

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Re: MARC service to WV Eastern Panhandle Imperiled

Post by STrRedWolf » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:01 pm

West Virginia coughed up the dough. MARC Service to West Virginia is now fully funded and cuts no longer are needed.

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/ ... dle--59360

http://wvmetronews.com/2019/12/19/fundi ... panhandle/

https://www.wvpublic.org/post/gov-justi ... e#stream/0
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Re: MARC service to WV Eastern Panhandle Imperiled

Post by mmi16 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:41 pm

WV was playing Chicken - MD didn't blink.
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Re: MARC service to WV Eastern Panhandle Imperiled

Post by TheOneKEA » Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:42 am

mmi16 wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:41 pm
WV was playing Chicken - MD didn't blink.
I think someone may have also remembered that US 340 through Harpers Ferry is a parking lot in rush hour. This service is pretty crucial for commuters who can’t tolerate the lack of capacity across the Potomac in that area.

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Re: MARC service to WV Eastern Panhandle Imperiled

Post by mtuandrew » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:23 am

mmi16 wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:41 pm
WV was playing Chicken - MD didn't blink.
Beyond what TheOneKEA said about US 340, West Virginia must have realized it barely matters to Maryland if the trains turn back at Martinsburg or at Frederick, and that it would lose an economic advantage by eschewing service. MARC held the better cards.

Now, let’s see them fund a corridor NYP-CHW.

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