Amtrak fatality causes MARC ripple
A fatal incident this morning on the Amtrak tracks in Middle River this morning continues to affect service on the MARC Penn Line -- perhaps dragging into the evening commute.
Fourteen-year-old Anne Marie Stickle was killed just after 9 a.m. when she was hit by and Amtrak train while she and another teenager were walking along the tracks between her home in the 700 block of Maple Crest Drive and Kenwood High School. According to police, the girls were not authorized to be on the tracks.
Here are some of the recent service updates issued by MARC:
Due to earlier delays and cancellations, train 520 northbound Washington to Perryville and train 535 southbound Perryville to Washington are both cancelled for today. The next departure will be train 422.
Passengers for Martins Airport, Edgewood, Aberdeen, and Perryville should ride train 422 to Baltimore, where alternate transportation will be available to your station.
Stand by for updates on alternate arrangements for train 535.
The MTA later updated that notice with this:
Train 433 (3:30pm departure from Baltimore) will hold at Baltimore Penn to operate on train 535's schedule. Train 433 will make all station stops today only.
For train 535's passengers from Perryville, Aberdeen, Edgewood, and Martins, Amtrak train #171 will stop to pick up MARC passengers. The following are ESTIMATED departure times for Amtrak train 171 at MARC
These are ESTIMATED times. Please arrive at your station at least fifteen minutes early to ensure that you make the train.
We regret the inconvenience of the disruptions this afternoon.