Amtrak, MARC Train Service Delayed After Person Hit, Killed

Amtrak and MARC Train service is delayed between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore during the Wednesday evening rush hour after someone was hit and killed by an Amtrak train, officials say. 

Amtrak riders were advised to expect delays because trains will share a single track. 

MARC train riders on the Penn Line were advised to expect delays of 60 to 90 minutes for several hours. 

Service was previously suspended on both lines. 

Someone on the tracks was hit and killed by an Amtrak train in Bowie, Maryland, about a mile-and-a-half north of the New Carrollton station, about 2:30 p.m.

No passengers or crew members on board the train were hurt. 

The investigation is ongoing. Footage from Chopper4 showed officials examining the tracks. 


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