Flooding extends Amtrak disruption in Mo.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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.