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MARC train service disrupted after person struck in Washington

MARC train service on the Penn Line was disrupted Thursday after a person was struck by a MARC train in Washington, according to the Maryland Transit Administration and Washington fire officials.

The Penn Line connects Washington with the Baltimore area and points in between. Service was temporarily halted. As of about 11:20 a.m., delays remained, the MTA said.

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Train 427, which left Baltimore at 11 a.m. bound for Washington's Union Station, was instead directed to stop at New Carrollton. The MTA said the Washington Metro system was honoring MARC tickets.

Train 429, scheduled to leave Baltimore at 11:35 a.m., has been canceled.

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Emergency responders with the D.C. Fire Department were first called to 9th Street and New York Avenue in Northeast Washington about 9:50 a.m. for a report of a person struck, said Tim Wilson, a department spokesman.

A person was discovered to have been struck on tracks closer to the 1600 block of New York Ave., Wilson said. He did not know the struck person's condition or identity.

About 11 a.m., emergency personnel remained on the scene, he said. He did not have an estimate for when the scene would be cleared and rail service would resume through the area.

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