Amtrak service restored from Baltimore to Washington
BALTIMORE (AP) - Amtrak says it has restored its Northeast Corridor service between Baltimore and Washington following a train derailment, but residual delays are expected to stretch into Tuesday morning's commute.
The Maryland Transit Authority said on its Twitter account that commuters should expect 15-20 minute delays on its trains this morning due to single tracking near where the derailment occurred. Amtrak also said riders could expect some delays.
MARC-Penn Line : 15-20 min delays during the AM rush hour due to Amtk derailmt Mon Pm, full details... http://t.co/h2DIprOWy8— MTA Maryland (@mtamaryland) November 19, 2013
Service on the NEC btwn DC/Bmore has been restored. Trains are single tracking in the Bmore area & delays are expected through the evening.— Amtrak (@Amtrak) November 19, 2013
Amtrak said the Silver Meteor from New York to Miami became disabled in the B&P Tunnel south of Baltimore shortly after 7 p.m. Monday. None of the 158 passengers was injured.
Amtrak said the lead wheels of the locomotive came off the rails. The passenger cars remained upright and on the tracks, and passengers were returned on a separate rescue locomotive to Baltimore's Penn Station.
Service was restored about two hours after the derailment.