Amtrak reports that as of 3 p.m. its Northeast Corridor Service has been restored between Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia as crews continue to make final repairs from earlier overhead wire problems in Maryland.
Train officials said passengers can expect extensive residual congestion delays through the area while crews complete the final repairs to the system and restore to the second available track to service.
The cause of the this incident remains under investigation.
Additional updates will be provided as necessary.
Service had been delayed for more than two hours Wednesday due to the damage.
Representatives with Amtrak assessed the damage and worked to make repairs. They say passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to the service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel.
Some tickets booked online that have not yet been printed can be modified or canceled on Amtrak.com or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.
Officials say the damage is somewhere south of Elkton. The damage is described as "extensive."
Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.com/alerts for Service Alerts and Passenger Notices. Schedule information and train status updates are available at the Amtrak.com home page.
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