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Ageing infrastructure plagues busiest US rail corridor

But with Amtrak and local transit agencies struggling to secure funding, disruptions are expected to worsen in the years ahead

Trains must slow to 48 kph to pass through the Baltimore, Potomac tunnels in Maryland, which opened not long after the US Civil War.

New York

A CENTURY-OLD rail tunnel in Maryland needed emergency repairs early this year because of soil erosion from leaks, causing widespread train delays.

In Connecticut, an ageing swing bridge failed to close twice last summer, stopping train service and stranding passengers.