Missouri River flooding limits Amtrak services between Kansas City and St. Louis

Monday, July 18, 2011 | 7:11 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — Flooding along the Missouri River continues to disrupt Amtrak passenger train service between St. Louis and Kansas City.

Amtrak said Monday that it's extending the suspension of the morning train from St. Louis and the afternoon train from Kansas City until at least July 24. The adjustments are needed to accommodate Union Pacific trains that use some of the same track, which is owned by Union Pacific and runs along the river.

The affected trains are No. 311 and No. 316 of a route called the Missouri River Runner.

The morning 314 train from Kansas City and the afternoon 313 train from St. Louis remain in service.



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James Krewson July 19, 2011 | 12:45 a.m.

Does anyone really use these trains? Amtrak is another example of federal waste...$40 billion plus in subsidies...this is the kind of wasteful spending that needs to go.

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