(KMOV)—Two Amtrak routes continue to be affected by flooding in the Midwest, causing services through St. Louis and Kansas City to be temporarily suspended.
According to Amtrak officials, one of the Amtrak Missouri River Runner round trips between St. Louis and Kansas City is temporally suspended due to the diversion of extra Union Pacific Railroad freight traffic on the tracks. Union Pacific is being forced to use the Missouri River Runner route due to their tracks being flooded.
The canceled round trips are Train 311, the morning westbound train from St. Louis and Train 316, the afternoon eastbound train from Kansas City. This suspension last through July 19th.
Alternate transportation by chartered motorcoaches will only be provided to and from St. Louis, Kirkwood, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg and Kansas City. Passengers will also be diverted to Amtrak Train 313 and 314 which will continue to operate.
Other routes that travel through Minnesota, Montana, Washington, and Oregon are also temporarily suspended.
Passengers with travel plans on these affected routes are urged to call 1-800-USA-RAIL for more information.