Amtrak will suspend some services between New York and south of Washington, D.C., due to the latest winter storm forecast for the Northeast, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Amtrak says service between Baltimore and Philadelphia has resumed after there were problems near Wilmington, Del.
A pedestrian is hit and killed by a train in Harford County.
If passed, a bill being debated in Washington, D.C. could go to the dogs. There’s a push to allow train commuters to buy tickets for their cats and dogs.
A tunnel is not the best place for a train to derail, but it happened under Baltimore. It was Amtrak’s passenger train, the Silver Meteor. WJZ first reported the accident Monday.
There were numerous delays and some trains were even canceled Monday night after an Amtrak train went off the tracks just outside of Baltimore’s Penn Station. More than 150 people were stranded and many more stuck at the station.
Railroad officials say Amtrak carried a record number of passengers in the year ending Sept. 30 despite Northeast service that was temporarily knocked out by Superstorm Sandy.
Amtrak service was just restored following widespread delays that hit from Philly to Washington DC.
Amtrak’s president says long-distance trains and some short-haul routes would be jeopardized and service in the busy Northeast corridor might have to be slowed if federal subsidy cuts proposed by a House subcommittee are realized.
An Amtrak spokeswoman says its Northeast Corridor service is not being affected by a freight train accident and explosion near Baltimore.
Eight taxi drivers have been issued civil citations as part of an undercover police operation in Maryland.
Amtrak will be celebrating Black History Month at Baltimore’s Penn Station.