UPDATE: Tuesday – 11/19/2013, 7:52 am
Amtrak has reopened the railroad. Delays persist.
UPDATE: Tuesday – 11/19/2013, 7:40 am
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is temporarily suspending service between Baltimore and Washington as a crane tows a disabled train from the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel.
Riders of the Penn Line on MARC should expect 30- to 60 minute delays.
Metro is honoring MARC tickets.
UPDATE: Monday – 11/18/2013, 9:27pm ET
WASHINGTON – MARC and Amtrak report that rail service has resumed between Washington and Baltimore both northbound and southbound.
Amtrak trains are single-tracking in the Baltimore area and delays are expected through the evening.
The passengers on the disabled train returned to the Baltimore Penn Station shortly after 9 p.m.
MARC train No. 548 left Washington on time. However MARC trains 446, 448 and 451 were cancelled.
EARLIER: Monday – 11/18/2013, 8:32pm ET
WASHINGTON – An Amtrak train carrying passengers derailed in a tunnel south of Baltimore Monday evening halting rail traffic along the busy Northeast Corridor.
None of the 158 passengers was hurt in the incident. However the derailment caused delays for MARC riders.
The Amtrak train was heading south when the lead wheels of the locomotive came off the rails about 7 p.m. All passenger cars remained upright and on the tracks, according to Amtrak.
The disabled train remained inside the B&P Tunnel in Baltimore.
A rescue locomotive has been sent to bring the passengers to Baltimore Penn Station.
The disabled train also halted travel on the MARC Penn Line. MARC announced after 8 p.m. that buses were on their way to the BWI station to transfer passengers.
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