Sunday was the last day – for now, at least – of four Amtrak trains crossing Missouri between Kansas City and St. Louis.
Amtrak is reducing service in Missouri and elsewhere amid falling passenger rates due to COVID-19.
Four Missouri River Runner trains cross the state daily, with stops in Independence, Lee’s Summit, Jefferson City and elsewhere.
As of Monday, that will be down to two lines – the 8:15 a.m. train out of Kansas City and the 4 p.m. train that heads west out of St. Louis. That’s the train that stops in Independence at 9:06 p.m.
Amtrak is suspending the morning train out of St. Louis and the afternoon train out of Kansas City.