Train hits maintenance vehicle in Md.; no injuries reported

AP News
Posted: Jul 20, 2015 8:39 PM

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police and transit officials say a commuter train struck a maintenance vehicle on the tracks in a Maryland suburb of Washington, stranding hundreds of passengers during rush hour.

Montgomery County police spokesman Officer Rick Goodale says the crash was reported around 4:45 p.m. on Monday when a MARC Brunswick Line train leaving Washington hit a train maintenance vehicle that was on the tracks in Silver Spring, Maryland. He says 620 people were on the train but there are no reports of injuries.

All other Brunswick Line trains were held at Union Station in Washington. Travel resumed about 7 p.m., according to Paul Shepard, spokesman for the Maryland Transit Administration.

Shepard says the Brunswick line has about 8,000 passengers daily. While travel on the line was suspended, the MTA added buses.