Freight train derailment near Aberdeen suspends Amtrak service – awsforwp


Amtrak said train service between New York and Washington, DC, was suspended Saturday morning due to a freight train derailment in Maryland.Amtrak said a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed near Aberdeen, Harford County.Norfolk Southern sent a statement to 11 News, saying: “Early this morning, 20 loaded coal cars derailed approximately 20 miles north of Baltimore. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the material does not pose a danger to responders or the community. At this time, Norfolk Southern, Amtrak and federal authorities have deployed teams to the site and we are working together to restore service as quickly as possible. “As a result, Amtrak temporarily suspended service between New York and Washington, DCAt 8 am, Amtrak released a statement saying it is now operating a modified schedule as crews work to repair the track.Amtrak has made the following service adjustments: Limited Acela Service between New York and Washington, DCLimited Northeast Regional Service between New York a nd Washington, DC, and points south.Palmetto trains 89 and 90 (operating between New York and Savannah, Georgia) is canceledCarolinian trains 79 and 80 (operating between Charlotte and New York) will operate between Charlotte and RaleighCrescent Train 20 (operating between New Orleans and New York) will operate normal scheduleSilver Star Train 92 (operating between Miami and New York) will operate normal scheduleThe following trains are canceled in their entirety for March 5: Acela Train 2218; Palmetto Trains 89 & 90; and Trains 152, 192, 153 & 87.Customers with reservations on trains that are being modified will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day, Amtrak said. Amtrak said it will waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservation during the modified schedule by calling the reservation center at 1-800-USA-RAIL.

Amtrak said train service between New York and Washington, DC, was suspended Saturday morning due to a freight train derailment in Maryland.

Amtrak said a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed near Aberdeen, Harford County.

Norfolk Southern sent a statement to 11 News, saying: “Early this morning, 20 loaded coal cars derailed approximately 20 miles north of Baltimore. Thankfully, no one was hurt and the material does not pose a danger to responders or the community. At this time, Norfolk Southern, Amtrak and federal authorities have deployed teams to the site and we are working together to restore service as quickly as possible. “

As a result, Amtrak temporarily suspended service between New York and Washington, DC

At 8 am, Amtrak released a statement saying it is now operating a modified schedule as crews work to repair the track.

Amtrak has made the following service adjustments:

  • Limited Acela Service between New York and Washington, DC
  • Limited Northeast Regional Service between New York and Washington, DC, and points south.
  • Palmetto trains 89 and 90 (operating between New York and Savannah, Georgia) has been canceled
  • Carolinian trains 79 and 80 (operating between Charlotte and New York) will operate between Charlotte and Raleigh
  • Crescent Train 20 (operating between New Orleans and New York) will operate normal schedule
  • Silver Star Train 92 (operating between Miami and New York) will operate normal schedule

The following trains are canceled in their entirety for March 5: Acela Train 2218; Palmetto Trains 89 & 90; and Trains 152, 192, 153 & 87.

Customers with reservations on trains that are being modified will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day, Amtrak said. Amtrak said it will waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservation during the modified schedule by calling the reservation center at 1-800-USA-RAIL.