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Train delays due to 'excessive water infiltration' into B&P tunnel, Amtrak says
Train delays due to 'excessive water infiltration' into B&P tunnel, Amtrak says

The need to replace the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel that winds its way beneath West Baltimore became evident once again this week, as crews descended on a portion of the nearly 150-year-old rail bore to conduct emergency track work. According to Amtrak, which owns the tunnel and is conducting the work, the issue — which forced the Maryland Transit Administration to announce likely delays for MARC commuter rail passengers this week — is a symptom of a long-standing problem. "The tunnel has a concrete floor that has been plagued with localized settlement over the past several years due to erosion of the underlying soil from excessive water infiltration into the...

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