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NEW CARROLLTON, Md. (AP) Maryland transit officials are apologizing and promising an investigation after passengers were stranded on a broken down MARC train for two hours.

Train 538 from Washington to Baltimore and Perryville, Md., shut down Monday evening near New Carrollton, just minutes after leaving Union Station. The train is one of MARC's busiest, carrying hundreds of passengers.

Prince George's County Fire and EMS crews took two people to hospitals and treated others for heat-related problems.

Maryland Transit Administration spokesman Terry Owens says a locomotive was sent to tow the disabled train back to Washington, but the stalled train's brakes would not release.

A second train picked up most passengers and took them on to Baltimore, but others had to travel back to Washington before they could continue to Baltimore.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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