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Old 08-20-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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Hello all. I'm relocating to Gaithersburg from the midwest and would like to understand the commuting arrangements a bit better. I've got the Metro down pat but I understand there's also a MARC train option. How would I get from the MARC Union Station to, say, the corner of G St and 18th St? I greatly appreciate the help! Kevin
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:22 PM
 
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Sounds like you'd have to get on the Metro after arriving at Union Station. I think the closest stop for you would be Farragut West. I used to do the Gaithersburg to DC commute on the Marc train. I got off at Union Station and walked to the USDC Courthouse.
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Old 08-31-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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You also have the option to switch from the Marc to the Metro at Silver Spring
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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If you don't mind me asking why Gaithersburg? That's pretty far.
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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Hello all. I'm relocating to Gaithersburg from the midwest and would like to understand the commuting arrangements a bit better. I've got the Metro down pat but I understand there's also a MARC train option. How would I get from the MARC Union Station to, say, the corner of G St and 18th St? I greatly appreciate the help! Kevin
I work in that vicinity and live in Gaithersburg, you're better off riding the metro to either Farragut North or Farragut West.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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I work in that vicinity and live in Gaithersburg, you're better off riding the metro to either Farragut North or Farragut West.
I'm another Gaithersburg resident working in downtown.

I used the MARC for the first time today. Was a little fuller than expected, but I'm spoilt as I like window seats. It's a quieter and smoother ride than Metro for sure, if you like to read it's great. Just be careful not to sleep and miss your stop.

The downside is you need a paper ticket (even with the transit link) which is a pain after using smart trip for years. Also the last train leaves Union Station at 7:15 pm, and I get off of work at 6:30 so it gets dicey sometimes.

I still use the bus to shady grove sometimes, I like the variety.

I'm happy with the transportation options from the part of Gaithersburg I'm in (in the vicinity of Shady Grove rather than out far in Darnestown or M. Village) I didn't think it'd be that connected.
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