Effect of freight train derailment in DC extends to 2nd day

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Posted: May 03, 2016 2:34 AM

WASHINGTON (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.

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.