'Sunset Limited,' 'City of New Orleans' service disrupted by flooding

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NEW ORLEANS — Flooding has led to service disruptions on two Amtrak routes serving New Orleans, with the City of New Orleans and Sunset Limited both offering truncated service as a result.

The triweekly Sunset Limited, which normally operates between Los Angeles and New Orleans, is currently unable to operate between Houston (or San Antonio) and New Orleans. This disruption is expected to last for several days; chartered buses will offer substitute transportation for originations through this weekend, and will serve all intermediate stops.

The City of New Orleans, meanwhile, is facing a longer disruption. The service from Chicago will now operate only to and from Jackson, Miss., due to a track closure projected to last through the end of the month. Charter buses are offering substitute transportation between Jackson and New Orleans, with no missed stops.

Anyone with travel plans on the two trains should check train status on Amtrak’s website or Amtrak’s smartphone apps. Amtrak is waiving change fees for those seeking to modify travel plans during the modified schedule by calling the reservation center at 800-USA-RAIL. Refund information is also available on the Amtrak website.

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