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Posted at 1:19 PM ET, 01/ 5/2010

Amtrak delays ease following fatal accident

By Washington Post editors

Delays have eased along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor following a Tuesday morning accident in which a train struck someone 11 miles north of the Baltimore station, Amtrak officials said.

The accident happened at 9:02 a.m., and according to Channel 7, the train struck a 14-year-old girl in Middle River as she was walking to school.

As a result of the investigation into the accident by Amtrak police and local authorities, rail traffic in both directions was suspended until about 10:45 a.m., when one track was reopened to service.

As of 12:04 p.m. all four tracks had been reopened for normal operation.

Amtrak estimated that there would be delays throughout the afternoon.

By about 1 p.m., Amtrak said the delays were under two hours.

By Washington Post editors  | January 5, 2010; 1:19 PM ET
 
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