Residual delays as Amtrak service resumes in Northeast

People board an Amtrak train at Penn Station

People board an Amtrak train at Penn Station in New York City. (Feb. 8, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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There were residual delays Monday evening on Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service between Philadelphia and New York City after a Washington-bound Acela train struck and killed a trespasser on the tracks, an Amtrak spokesman said.

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The crash occurred at around 3:30 p.m. near the Metropark, N.J., station, he said.

After speed restrictions were lifted, service was restored to normal on all tracks at about 6:30 p.m. with leftover delays of between 40 to 60 minutes, said Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham.

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