Amtrak Train Has 11-Hour Journey From DC To NYC

(Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

(Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak says power problems between Baltimore and Philadelphia turned one train’s trip between Washington, D.C., and New York City into an 11-hour journey.

Amtrak spokesman Steve Kulm says problems started when a commercial power line fell on overhead wires around 8:45 p.m. Thursday, impacting eight trains.

Kulm says one train got stuck on the tracks north of Perryville, Md., with more than 400 passengers onboard.

The train had left Washington shortly before 7:30 p.m. and was stranded on the tracks for several hours before it could be towed to a station.

The tracks were cleared around 1 a.m. Friday, but the train didn’t arrive in New York until about 6:15 a.m.

Kulm says the lights and heat remained on and passengers were well cared for.

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