Mechanical Issue Causes Train Cars To Separate While Going Through Maryland

An Amtrak Acela train arrives at New York's Penn Station the nation's busiest train hub near a section of a complex of tracks that Amtrak says they will begin repairing over the summer in New York City U.S

An Amtrak Acela train arrives at New York's Penn Station the nation's busiest train hub in May 2017

An Amtrak train broke apart early Tuesday morning as it was traveling from Washington, D.C., to Boston.

A high-speed Boston-bound Amtrak train broke apart while traveling at 125 miles per hour through Maryland on Tuesday morning, Amtrak said.

An Amtrak train traveling from Washington, D.C., to Boston broke apart while reportedly moving at 125 miles per hour.

Last week, an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to their annual retreat in West Virginia collided with a garbage truck in Crozet, Va.

Passengers in Philadelphia boarded the Northeast Regional 170 and Keystone Service 640 trains.

A photo shows the connector between two coupled trains broken and separated.

The 52 passengers on the train were transferred to another train, and no injuries were reported.

The incident took place at 6:40 a.m.as Acela Express train 2150 was traveling from Washington D.C.to Boston and experienced a "mechanical issue", the railroad said in a statement to Fox News.

The incident comes amid heightened scrutiny over train safety following several Amtrak crashes in recent months.

An Amtrak Acela train arrives at New York's Penn Station, the nation's busiest train hub, in May 2017.

Abrams said Amtrak is investigating the cause of the separation and is inspecting other trains.

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