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MARC Camden service to be disrupted after derailment

Service on the Camden line will be disrupted Monday, MARC officials said, after a CSX freight train partially derailed in Southwest Baltimore on Sunday morning.

Crews have cleared one of the tracks and the Camden line will be on a full service schedule with 15- to 30-minute delays, said Terry Owens, a Maryland Transit Administration spokesman. Passengers are encouraged to take the Penn line if they wish to avoid delays, and a shuttle will be available to take Camden line passengers to the Penn line.

Eight cars of the CSX train derailed about 10:15 a.m. Sunday in Southwest Baltimore near Hollins Ferry Road and Paca Street.

The train that was traveling from Hamlet, N.C., to Selkirk, N.Y., with 118 cars, was pulled by two diesel locomotives.

The cars appeared to have jackknifed, with at least one resting on its side.

According to Lt. Sterling Bailey, a Baltimore Fire Department spokesperson, the cars carried no hazardous materials, which CSX officials confirmed.

"There were also no injuries," Bailey said.

It was initially reported that the Brunswick line would be disrupted, but Owens said later Sunday that the line will not be affected.

CSX has crews working to clear the scene. The cause of the derailment is under investigation, according to Robert T. Sullivan, a CSX spokesman.

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