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Don from Newtown Square PA on 5/20/2020 9:54:18 PM:
I read where the pedestrian bridge from the towpath to Harpers Ferry is out due to a train derailment. I have accommodation booked in HF and need to cross! How can I do that? From looking at google maps, the railroad is a barrier on the approach from the South and the road looks very busy. And inaccessible from the trail. Thanks.

John from Pittsburgh on 5/20/2020 11:36:44 PM:
Park Service site says CSX anticipates work being completed at the end of July barring weather or Covid delays. The Appalachia Trail Conservancy in HF has info about shuttles or taxis: http://www.appalachiantrail.org/transportation.

Rivnuts from Homestead. PA on 5/21/2020 5:25:54 AM:
You might want to ask the proprietor of your lodging in HF if they can provide free transport to/from their facility and the trail on the other side of the river.

Brian from New Orleans, LA on 5/25/2020 3:50:32 PM:
I was planning on doing a section hike on the AT out of Harpers Ferry this summer. Here is another option for getting across the river since the pedestrian bridge is out. You can take a 5:25am MARC train out of Harpers Ferry that arrives in Brunswick at 5:40am. It's early, but it's only a few bucks. Here is a link to the train. https://www.mta.maryland.gov/schedule/marc-brunswick?schedule_date=05%2F27%2F2020&direction=0&origin=11942&destination=11943