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Amtrak fully restores service between Kansas City, St. Louis

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 14:27:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Passenger rail service between Kansas City and St. Louis will be fully restored this weekend, three weeks after flooding conditions forced a temporary suspension.

The Missouri River Runner will begin operating both its morning and afternoon routes this weekend, Amtrak said in a news release Friday. Rail service had been partially restored for the morning routes earlier this week.

Amtrak began using charter buses to operate the two daily round-trip routes between the two cities on May 21 after flooding issues on the Union Pacific Railroad network caused freight train traffic to be diverted to the Missouri River Runner route.

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