ELKTON, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Amtrak says train service between Washington and Philadelphia has been restored after being suspended because of damaged overhead wires.
Train service between the two cities was suspended around noon after damaged overhead wires were found in northeastern Maryland. Service was restored around 2:30 p.m.
Amtrak says riders should expect extensive congestion delays due to single track operations through the affected area as repairs continue. Spokesman Craig Schulz says crews are working to repair the system and restore the second track for service.
Schulz says it is not clear yet what caused the damage.
Rail service had been suspended earlier Wednesday after overhead wires were damaged in northeastern Maryland. The damage meant that Acela Express, Northeast Regional and other services were not operating between the two cities.
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