Meanwhile, passengers on the trains that were stranded for hours and offloaded to nearby stations still have no way of getting to their destination. Amtrak is trying to line up buses, but say they have not been able to find another means of transporting those riders.
Amtrak runs the affected track.
Crews are working to remove the de-energized powerline on the tracks, but no timetable has been set regarding when that work will be completed.
MARC is suggesting evening riders take the Camden Line, which is in full service between D.C. and Baltimore. But given the high demand, there is no guarantee riders will be able to get a ticket for Thursday night.
Metro will be honoring tickets for the Penn Line.
Schulz said officials believe an Amtrak train pulled down wires near the station in Bowie, Md. around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. He says the train with 177 people onboard lost power.
Two passengers — a pregnant woman and a man — were removed because they became overheated.