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Southwest Chief arrives Tuesday morning in Kansas City

Route to resume July 3
Posted at 6:48 AM, Jun 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-28 16:15:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a train derailment in north-central Missouri left three dead and injured at least 50 others, an Amtrak employee told KSHB 41 News reporter Daniela Leon that those with tickets to the Southwest Chief train are expected to arrive to Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday morning.

Once the next Southwest Chief train arrives to Kansas City, it will go no further for the time being, the employee said. Those with tickets to the train will be rerouted or transported to their destination by bus or a different train after arriving to Union Station.

The train is expected to resume its route by July 3. The date is subject to change.

The arrival history of the Southwest Chief train can be viewed online.

Most recently, the train arrived to Newton, Kansas, at 5:22 a.m. — three hours and three minutes behind schedule. It was initially set to arrive to Kansas City at 6:53 a.m. Tuesday prior to delays.

The Southwest Chief, which had departed Los Angeles on Monday, terminated its route in Kansas City.

The deadly derailment will impact the Southwest Chief's schedule for at least several more days.

The westbound Southwest Chief No. 3 trains slated to depart Chicago on Tuesday and Wednesday will instead originate in Kansas City, while Wednesday's eastbound Southwest Chief from LA is canceled.