Amtrak service resumes between Philadelphia and DC
6:50 AM, May 3, 2018
8:50 AM, May 3, 2018
UPDATE: Amtrak says service has been restored between Philadelphia and Washington D.C. after a freight train derailed early Thursday. Customers should still expect delays.
SERVICE UPDATE: Regular scheduled service is resuming following an earlier freight derailment south of PHL. Customers can expect significant residual delays throughout the morning due to a reduced number of tracks available. Thank you for your patience.
Amtrak said service was temporarily suspended between Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Thursday morning. A freight train derailed overnight and crews needed to clear the area.
MARC said due to the disruption, Amtrak 151 would not operate Thursday morning:
Attention MARC Commuters: Due to a Service Disruption in the Northeast corridor Amtrak 151 will not operate this morning. Alternative Southbound MARC Trains from Perryville are MARC 517 and 525 departing at 6:30 and 8:35am.
See Amtrak’s full statement below:
Customers with reservations on trains that are being modified will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day. Amtrak will gladly waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservation during the modified schedule by calling our reservation center at 800-USA-RAIL. Anyone planning to travel should check their train status on Amtrak.com or our smartphone apps prior to departing, allow extra time to get to the station and be extremely careful in stations and on platforms.
Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.