Monday, July 25, 2011
Receding River Allows Amtrak to Restore Full Service to Kansas City
By Chad Garrison
on Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 8:54 AM
Flooding along the Missouri River forced Amtrak to reduce its runs
between the two cities earlier this month after Union Pacific switched more of its freight traffic onto the rail line shared with Amtrak. Those waters have now receded, allowing Union Pacific to return its freight trains to a line of track that runs along the Missouri River.
On Wednesday, Amtrak will resume its morning westbound 311 train from St.
Louis and the afternoon eastbound 316 train from Kansas City.
Amtrak will restore full service between St. Louis and Kansas City beginning Wednesday.