Flooding affects Amtrak routes
Amtrak service has been affected by flooded tracks, resulting in the suspension of at least one route through Wednesday.
According to a news release, Union Pacific Railroad freight traffic is being diverted from flooded tracks onto the Union Pacific route used by Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner trains west of Jefferson City. The canceled round trip is Train 311, the morning westbound train from St. Louis, and Train 316, the afternoon eastbound train from Kansas City.
Alternate transportation by chartered motorcoach will be provided only to and from St. Louis, Kirkwood, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg and Kansas City. Passengers also will be directed to Amtrak Missouri River Runner trains 313 and 314, which will continue to operate, and to the Amtrak Southwest Chief (trains 3 4), which uses a different route between Kansas City and Chicago.
Passengers may call 800-872-7245 or visit Amtrak.com for schedule information and train status updates.
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