Amtrak suspends 'Missouri River Runner,' 'Southwest Chief' service

Freight traffic, route closure lead to service interruptions through Thursday
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The westbound Southwest Chief passes through Brookfield, Ill., on May 15, 2019. Chief service is temporarily suspended in Kansas because of a BNSF route closure.
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KANSAS City, Mo. — Amtrak has temporarily suspended service on its Missouri River Runner between Kansas City and St. Louis, and on the Southwest Chief between Kansas City and Hutchinson, Kan.

The suspensions are in effect through Thursday, May 23.

The Missouri River Runner service has been suspended because of increased freight traffic caused by diversion of Union Pacific traffic. The Southwest Chief suspension reflects a temporary track closure on the train’s BNSF Railway route. Chartered buses will substitute for rail service on both routes during the suspension.

Amtrak’s bus connection to the Chief between Newton, Kan., and Oklahoma City is also suspended.

Check the Amtrak website or smartphone apps for train status or more information.

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