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Rail traffic on Washington-Baltimore line halted this morning after person struck by train

August 20, 2008

NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (AP) -- Amtrak says all rail traffic on its line between Washington and Baltimore has been halted because a person was struck by an Acela Express train near New Carrollton.

Amtrak spokeswoman Karina Romero says northbound train 2150 had left Washington at 5 a.m. Wednesday and struck the person at 5:08 a.m. All Amtrak traffic in both directions was suspended.

The disruption also affected MARC's Penn Line service, which uses the Amtrak line. MARC announced service had resumed, but with expected delays, at 7:10 a.m.

Romero says the injured man was airlifted to a local hospital. MARC reported the man had died, but Romero could not confirm that. The Prince George's County Fire Department says the man was about 35-years-old and was transported to an area trauma center in critical condition.

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Romero says no one on the Acela train was injured.

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