WASHINGTON — Two people were fatally struck by an Amtrak train late Tuesday, leading to suspension of Northeast Corridor service between Philadelphia and Washington Wednesday morning.

Service resumed around 9 a.m. on Wednesday morning with trains operating at reduced speeds.

Two people were struck in the Northeast area of Washington just after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Amtrak spokesman Mike Tolbert, by Amtrak train #175, a southbound train from Boston and New York headed for Union Station. In all, 121 passengers were on board.

CSX said the deceased worked for the freight railroad. Amtrak nor CSX disclosed the circumstances that led to the workers being struck.

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.

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