View Full Version : Harpers Ferry Train Service

08-18-2006, 21:26
Rail service in Harpers Ferry via MARC and Amtrak will be suspended from Tuesday September 5 through Tuesday September 19. This is due to platform work and further reconstruction of thestation building.

Hikers seeking alternate transportation to Harpers Ferry can utilize Amtrak or MARC rail service in Martinsburg, West Virginia and travel to Harpers Ferry via PanTran bus service. The bus route will require a transfer at the VA Hospital enroute to either Harpers Ferry or Martinsburg. PanTran service is available Monday through Saturday although the Saturday service is abbreviated.

Schedules for MARC http://www.mtamaryland.com/services/marc/ (http://www.mtamaryland.com/services/marc/)
Schedules for PanTran www.pantran.com (http://www.pantran.com/)
Schedules for Amtrak: www.amtrak.com (http://www.amtrak.com)

This certainly will be an inconvenience to get to and from the Harpers Ferry trailhead but with proper planning it is achievable. I am a daily commuter on the MARC train and will post updates as they become available.

Lone Wolf
08-19-2006, 00:12
It's because of 9/11

08-21-2006, 12:31
Lone Wolf - Speculation, heresay, or fact?

Lone Wolf
08-21-2006, 12:36
speculation on my part.

Gray Blazer
08-21-2006, 12:42
I heard they were slow in WVA, but, I did not think they were that slow.

08-21-2006, 18:48
The station is 110 years old and about to collapse. The platform work is focused towards meeting standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

08-23-2006, 09:55
It's because of 9/11


You're a piece of work!

09-20-2006, 20:23
MARC and Amtrak service resumed today at the Harpers Ferry stop.

09-21-2006, 10:53
Thanks for keeps us informed. I'm considering taking the train out to harpers ferry to hike the MD section on a weekend this fall.