(UPDATE) Train Service Still Suspended Between Philly and D.C.
[Update at 12:50 p.m.] Service is still suspended, and Amtrak says it can’t predict when trains will move again.
From a press release:
Amtrak Engineering crews are making progress in efforts to repair downed wires after a Norfolk Southern freight train struck a support pole early this morning on the Northeast Corridor north of Aberdeen, Md.
Amtrak Northeast Regional service remains suspended between Washington and Philadelphia. Acela Express service is suspended between Wilmington, Del. and Washington. Acela passengers are able to board northbound trains in Wilmington for travel to Philadelphia, New York and points north.
Other services between Philadelphia, New York and Boston are operating though passengers should be prepared for possible delays. Amtrak Keystone Service is operating on a normal schedule between Harrisburg, Pa., Philadelphia and New York.
There is no estimate for restoration of full service at this time, but crews are working as quickly and safely as possible.
[Original] The Washington Post reports that train service has been suspended this morning between Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
An alert from Amtrak said trains are suspended between Washington and Philadelphia because of downed overhead wires on the Northeast Corridor. It said engineers are working on the wires, which supply electricity to trains, but there is “no estimate for service restoration at this time.”
Officials now say they hope trains are running by noon; a Norfolk Southern freight train tore down the wires.