Business, Traffic

Amtrak service temporarily suspended in Maryland due to Aberdeen freight derailment

BALTIMORE, MD—Amtrak has temporarily suspended service in the northeast corridor due to a derailment. On Saturday morning, the company announced that due to a Norfolk Southern freight derailment near Aberdeen, Amtrak service will be temporarily suspended between New York and Washington, D.C. Officials say crews are working to repair the track and service will be restored as quickly as possible. …


Police/Fire

Critical injuries reported after train hits pedestrian in Middle River

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—A pedestrian has sustained critical injuries after being struck by a train in Middle River. The incident was reported at around 1 p.m. on Monday in the area of Golden Ring Road at Orems Road (21220), according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. Life-threatening injuries are being reported and rescue crews are attempting to extricate the victim. Motorists …


White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company announces 2021 Holiday Train Garden hours

WHITE MARSH, MD—The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company’s Holiday Train Garden will return in 2021. This year’s train garden will open on Friday, November 26, 2021 and run through Sunday, January 2, 2022. The train garden hours will be as follows: – Monday to Friday: 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. On …

Train hits motorcycle in White Marsh

UPDATE: New details have been provided by the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company. The operator of the motorcycle that was struck was traveling from Philadelphia Rd toward Pulaski Highway and was struck by the lowering gate arm at the CSX rail crossing. The operator was ejected from the motorcycle, with both rider and bike coming to a stop on the …

Amtrak suspends rail service along northeast corridor

The wind storm continues to affect travelers across the state and along the East Coast. Commuters traveling by train on Friday should be sure to check ahead. Amtrak has announced that it is suspending rail service along the northeast corridor due to “multiple weather-related issues.” Trains that are already en route to their destinations will continue on and hold upon …

Person struck, killed by train in Joppa

Authorities are on the scene of a Friday morning crash involving a train in Joppa. At about 11:30 a.m., reports indicate that a CSX train struck an individual in the area of Pulaski Highway near Joppa Farm Road. Reports indicate that the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details have been made available at this time. Motorists …

Hazmat crews investigating unknown powder on Middle River rail car

Authorities were investigating on Thursday afternoon after an unknown substance was found on a train car. At about 3:45 p.m., crews responded to the MARC train station in the 2700 block of Eastern Boulevard (at White Marsh Boulevard) in Middle River. Reports indicate that about 100 kg of an unknown white powder was found on a rail car. Hazmat teams …