The Maryland Transit Administration announced Tuesday that it had completed the installation of new bike racks on 35 MARC Train rail cars. The move will allow train riders to bring full-size bicycles on most weekday rush hour Penn Line trains.
Previously, only fold-up bikes were allowed on weekday trains.
The new bike racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Train riders should look for a bicycle symbol on the MARC schedule to see which trains have bike racks installed. A green light on the outside of the car indicates that it has a bike rack. Passengers who can’t find an available bike rack will need to wait for the next train with bike racks.
Folding bikes, however, are accepted on all MARC trains.