Short Amtrak delays expected between Baltimore, Philadelphia

Signal loss and switch power problem solved; morning trains canceled from DC due to overnight problem

December 17, 2010|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

Amtrak passengers may experience delays of about 15 minutes Friday morning after crews fixed a major signal loss and switch power problem between Baltimore and Philadelphia that would have disrupted morning commutes, railroad officials announced.

Trains were running on a single track as a result and delays were initially going to be as long as two hours. It is unclear what caused the problem, according to a news release.

Late Thursday night, Amtrak announced delays between Baltimore and Wilmington after a commercial power wire came down and lay on top of the caternary wire system south of the Delaware city. Some trains from Washington scheduled to depart Friday morning may be canceled because those trains were out of position as a result of the disruption.

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