Effect of Freight Train Derailment in D.C. Extends to 2nd Day 

Several cars remain overturned after a CSX freight train derailed in Washington on Sunday, May 1, 2016. (DC Fire and EMS via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Several cars remain overturned after a CSX freight train derailed in Washington on Sunday. (DC Fire and EMS via AP)

Some commuters will have to find a different way into work for a second day as a result of a weekend freight train derailment in Washington, D.C.

The Maryland Transit Administration said in a statement Monday evening that the MARC commuter rail system’s Brunswick Line will again operate with reduced service Tuesday.

Trains into Washington will end in Silver Spring, the station before the capital. Passengers continuing into Washington can then transfer to the Metro rail system. In the afternoon, Brunswick Line trains will leave from Silver Spring instead of Washington. Trains on the line are expected to be very crowded.

CSX said late Monday that 15 of the 16 cars that derailed have been put back on tracks to be moved. The final car will be taken away by trailer.

Meanwhile, federal investigators are set to determine the cause of an electrical fire that killed a passenger on a subway train in downtown Washington in 2015. The National Transportation Safety Board will issue its conclusions about the January 2015 fire at a board meeting on Tuesday.

The NTSB has already found problems with the third-rail power cables at the site of the electrical malfunction. Investigators also found repeated water leaks that led to corrosion near the site. The fire caused a packed rush-hour train to stall inside a tunnel near L’Enfant Plaza, home to a cluster of federal office buildings. Passengers spent more than 30 minutes inside the smoke-filled train before firefighters arrived. Sixty-one-year-old Carol Glover died of acute respiratory failure and dozens more were sickened by smoke.



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