Sat July 2, 2011
Flooding cancels some Amtrak service
The rising Missouri River has forced the suspension of some Amtrak trains between St. Louis and Kansas City.
The suspension of the Missouri River Runner will last through at least July 6. Flooding along Union Pacific tracks west of Jefferson City is forcing freight trains to use the Union Pacific route that is shared with the Missouri River Runner.
The specific trains canceled are:
- Train 311, which travels westbound from St. Louis in the morning.
- Train 316, the afternoon eastbound train from Kansas City.
- Trains 313 (morning eastbound from Kansas City) and 314 (afternoon westbound from St. Louis) will continue to operate, as will the Southwest Chief, which travels a different route.
Amtrak is providing chartered motorcoach service for passengers on the canceled trains, but the buses will only be provided to and from St. Louis, Kirkwood, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg and Kansas City. Buses will not serve the Amtrak stations in Washington, Hermann, Lee's Summit or Independence.
Travelers should call 1-800-USA-RAIL (872-7245) for more information.
Missouri River flooding
Developing: Spring Flooding