Amtrak, MARC Resume Service Between D.C.-Baltimore

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UPDATED: April 3, 2014 8:54 p.m.

WASHINGTON (WNEW/AP) — Amtrak has resumed full service between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., after downed wires caused travel to be suspended Thursday.

Amtrak said in an email late Thursday that service had been restored and repairs made to overhead wires near Bowie, Md. Friday’s morning rush is not expected to be affected. Traffic that normally travels on three tracks was initially limited to one track.

MARC Penn line service, which uses the same tracks, also restored full service.

Service was suspended about 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Officials believe an Amtrak train pulled down wires near the station in Bowie

About a dozen trains carrying more than 1,500 passengers were affected Thursday.

The Prince George’s County fire department tweeted that paramedics removed a passenger suffering heat exhaustion and a pregnant woman.

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