Rail service between Baltimore, DC restored after electrical problems

Rail service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., which had been suspended for about five hours because of the electrical problem on the Penn Line MARC Train 415, has been restored, said the Maryland Transit Administration.

MTA released a statement around 12:30 p.m. Friday, saying that Amtrak crews repaired most of the damaged catenary lines allowing MARC to resume service. Amtrak and MARC halted service on the rail at approximately 7:30 a.m., when the Penn Line MARC Train 415 experienced a problem between BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport and Odenton.

MTA said MARC crews are working to restore normal operations but some afternoon service might be affected. MTA suggested that southbound MARC passengers should consider the Camden Line or the local B30 bus to the BWI for Washington's Metrorail service. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will honor MARC tickets on its Metrorail service, MTA said.

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