Amtrak service resumes after 2 CSX employees killed overnight

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

UPDATE: Amtrak announced that service has now resumed between D.C. and Philadelphia.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Amtrak service between Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia has been suspended Wednesday morning after officials say two pedestrians were struck and killed overnight on the tracks in D.C.

According to D.C. Fire officials, the incident happened around 11:55 p.m. Tuesday night. Officials confirmed that two pedestrians were struck in the 1200 block of New York Avenue. According to NTSB, the two people who were killed were CSX employees.

There is currently an investigation into those deaths.

Officials say there are also service disruptions on the Penn Line of the MARC train between Perryville, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Penn lines trans are running on a limited basis, and trains will be stopping at New Carrolton. Officials say riders will need to transfer to Metrorail.

Please stay with DCW50 as we continue to follow this developing story.