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Amtrak service disrupted by flooding

Amtrak service disrupted by flooding

KC to St. Louis route affected

July 2nd, 2011 by MoDOT and Amtrak press release in News

Amtrak passenger train services on its route through Mid-Missouri are affected by flooding. Passengers with travel plans on this route are urged to call 800-USA-RAIL for additional information.

Missouri River Runner (Trains 311 & 316)

Effective July 2 and through at least July 6, one of the Amtrak Missouri River Runner round-trips between St. Louis and Kansas City is temporarily suspended. This is due to the diversion of Union Pacific Railroad freight traffic from flooded tracks onto the Union Pacific route used by the 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 will also be directed to Amtrak Missouri River Runner Trains 313 & 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.

Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit for schedule information and train status updates.