MARC Penn Line resumes service to Aberdeen and Perryville

Service to Aberdeen and Perryville had been suspended early Tuesday morning due to a power failure

October 09, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

The Maryland Transit Administration advised MARC patrons Tuesday that Penn Line train service north of Edgewood has resumed after being suspended all morning due to a power outage caused by downed catenary lines.

The first train going all the way from Washington D. C. to Perryville is Train 520, which left Washington at 12:20 p.m.

For most of Tuesday, the Penn Line stopped at Edgewood and did not take patrons to stops in Perryville and Aberdeen.

Amtrak issued a separate advisory to passengers stating that it has restored service between Washington and Wilmington after disruptions Tuesday morning, but thast passengers may still experience some delays.

Terry Owens, a spokesman for the MTA, said the service disruption began early Tuesday and service to Aberdeen and Perryville has been restored starting with the train leaving Washington at 12:20 p.m.

Owens said that as of 1 p.m., two of three Penn Line tracks are operating and crews are working to restore power to the third track. He said the next Penn Line train headed from Washington to Perryville will leave Washington at 4:25 p.m. He said patrons are advised to check with MTA or monitor its website ( to see if that train and later trains will run all the way north to Aberdeen and Perryville.

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