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Amtrak service resumes after person struck

WASHINGTON – Amtrak service has resumed after a person was struck south of Wilmington, Delaware, Wednesday afternoon — but travelers should still expect delays.

Around 3:30 p.m., an Amtrak train operating from D.C. to Boston struck a person on the tracks south of Wilmington, Delaware. Because of the incident, Amtrak temporarily suspended service between Wilmington and Newark on one of its busiest days.

Amtrak couldn’t give details about the condition of the person. There were no reported injuries to the 519 passengers on the train or crew members.

Around 4:45 p.m., Amtrak updated that service between Wilmington and Newark had resumed, but at reduced speeds and using one of the three tracks in the area.

The incident threatened to impact Amtrak service through the Northeast Corridor. The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest for Amtrak — particularly in its Northeast Corridor.

WTOP’s Lisa Weiner contributed to this report from Washington.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to remove a mention of New Jersey. Service was suspended between Wilmington and Newark, Delaware. 

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