Receding River Allows Amtrak to Restore Full Service to Kansas City


Amtrak: Now free to move about Missouri.
  • Amtrak: Now free to move about Missouri.
Amtrak will restore full service between St. Louis and Kansas City beginning Wednesday.

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.

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