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  • Flooding forces Amtrak to cut service

  • Flooding is causing Amtrak to suspend one of its two daily round trips between Kansas City and St. Louis.

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  • Flooding is causing Amtrak to suspend one of its two daily round trips between Kansas City and St. Louis.
    According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, the suspension of one f the Missouri River Runner round trips will begin Saturday. It affects trains 311 and 316, which both make stops in Independence.
    While alternate transportation will be provided through chartered motorcoach, it will only be provided to and from Kansas City, St. Louis, Kirkwood, Jefferson City, Sedalia and Warrensburg. Missouri River Runner Trains 313 and 314 and the Southwest Chief will operate normally.
    The suspension is due to increased water levels along the Missouri River east of Kansas City. This has caused about two miles of main line track to be closed between Myrick and Marshall, Mo. Trains are being rerouted over the Sedalia Subdivision, which is the line between Independence and Lee’s Summit.
    For more information, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com for schedule information and train status updates.
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