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Penn Line delays - Penn Station to West Baltimore

The weather has briefly improved, but high waters and rain runoff continue to impact Penn Line trains departing Baltimore due to water accumulation in the tunnel between Penn Station and West Baltimore.  While it is safe to operate trains through this area, trains must operate at reduced speeds. 

Amtrak is working to make repairs and remove water from the tunnel, but it is unlikely that repairs will be completed before Friday morning's service.  All Penn Line trains departing Baltimore are subject to 8-10 minute delays between Penn Station and West Baltimore.  Mid to late morning Penn Line trains (419, 421, 423 and 525) are likely to experience additional delays since these trains make earlier runs south to Washington, back to Baltimore, then south on a second trip to Washington.  Delays on the first trip “domino effect” to the subsequent trips.

Passengers should be aware that weather forecasts call for more severe weather Friday afternoon.  This will likely impact afternoon train service.  We will work as we always do to minimize the impact of any delays, but customers should plan accordingly and consider alternate travel arrangemetns in advance.  Penn Line passengers are reminded that your tickets are always honored for travel on the Camden Line.

We regret any inconvenience these delays cause and appreciate your patience while Amtrak works to repair the flooding conditions in the B&P Tunnel.

Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 20:30
Expire Date: 
Friday, July 27, 2018 - 23:31
Site Section: 
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