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Amtrak Train Derails in Baltimore; No Injuries



    Amtrak and MARC service in the Northeast Corridor was delayed for several hours Monday night after a train derailed in Baltimore. (Published Monday, Nov. 18, 2013)

    Amtrak and MARC passengers may experience significant delays Tuesday morning after an Amtrak train derailment suspended service between Baltimore and Washington Monday night.

    Amtrak says 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.

    The lead wheels of the locomotive came off the rails, Amtrak explained. The passenger cars remained upright and on the tracks, and passengers were returned on a separate rescue locomotive to Baltimore's Penn Station.

    Service to Amtrak's Northeast Corridor has since been restored, but service was briefly suspended Tuesday morning as crews removed a crane involved in the accident.

    MARC Penn Line passengers can expect delays of 30 to 60 minutes in both directions. Metro is honoring MARC tickets.

    But there's some good news -- MARC wants to make it up to you.

    The rail line is reimbursing cab fares for passengers impacted by Monday night's derailment. All you have to do is mail in your receipt or take it to the MARC information desk at Union Station.