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CSX Service Resumes Friday in Area of Baltimore Street Collapse

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Though service was restored along the CSX Transportation tracks by Friday, residents living nearby the 26th Street collapse could be out of their homes for as many as 40 days, according to the deputy commissioner of Housing in Baltimore City.

Trains in the area began moving around 5 a.m. on Friday, as operations resumed in support of Seagirt Marine Terminal CSX said.

"CSX continues to work with local officials to determine the cause of the mud slide, which came after heavy rains in the area," CSX said. "CSX also continues to work with officials to support the safety and recovery of area residents and businesses."

But residents of E. 26th street in Charles Village say they have been complaining to the city and CSX for years about the retaining wall that collapsed Wednesday afternoon.

The 130 year old retaining wall that runs along railroad tracks owned by CSX collapsed at around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, swallowing eight cars, the block long sidewalk and part of the street.

According to the Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake an assessment of the structural stability of the street a year earlier found no weaknesses. "We're asking the questions, what transpired between last year and this year that caused that street to collapse," Rawlings-Blake said.

CSX Service Resumes Friday in Area of Baltimore Street Collapse


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