Amtrak Extends Suspension Due to Flooding

9 years 1 week 10 hours ago Wednesday, July 06 2011 Jul 6, 2011 Wednesday, July 06, 2011 4:36:00 PM CDT July 06, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: Amtrack said Wednesday that one of the Amtrack Missouri River Runner round-trips between St. Louis and Kansas City is temporarily suspended through at least July 9.  Union Pacific Railroad is using the tracks because of flooding by the Missouri River. 

Trains 311 from St. Louis and 316 through Kansas City are temporarily suspended. Alternate transporation by motorcoach will only be provided only to and from St. Louis, Kirkwood, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, and Kansas City.  

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Amtrak is extending the suspension of one its two daily round trips between St. Louis and Kansas City because of continued flooding along the Missouri River. 

The suspension took effect July 2 and had been scheduled to expire at midweek. But the passenger train service said Wednesday the change remains in effect at least through Saturday.

Amtrak has halted its westbound morning train from St. Louis and the eastbound afternoon train from Kansas City. Those are trains 311 and 316 of a route called the Missouri River Runner.

The morning 313 train from Kansas City and the afternoon 314 train from St. Louis remain in service.

The adjustments are needed to accommodate Union Pacific trains that use some of the same track, which is owned by Union Pacific.

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