- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware and Maryland transit officials are discussing the possibility of extending MARC, Maryland’s commuter rail line, as far north as Wilmington.

The News Journal of Wilmington (https://delonline.us/1Cqd2YF ) reported Monday DART CEO John Sisson says he will talk with Maryland Transit Administration officials next week. The service could begin as early as 2018, after the reconstruction of the Newark train station. The line currently runs from Washington D.C. to Perryville, Maryland.

The cost of adding MARC train service to Newark, or Wilmington, is still unknown at this stage. Sisson says he will have to determine whether DART would pay for the cost of extending the line to Newark or Wilmington, or would simply pay the cost of operating the trains in Delaware. Perryville, Maryland, lies about 20 miles south of Newark.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., https://www.delawareonline.com

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