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MoDOT News Release 

May 13, 2014 01:52 PM
Modified Amtrak Missouri River Runner Schedule
Union Pacific track work prompts changes on select dates through June

For more information: Amtrak contact, Marc Magliari, 312-544-5390; MoDOT contact, Linda Wilson Horn, 314-453-5063

 

JEFFERSON CITY - Track improvement work by Union Pacific Railroad (UP) in Missouri will cause Amtrak to use chartered buses to represent one of the daily Missouri River Runner trains between Kansas City and Jefferson City on a series of dates from May 16 through June 21.

As detailed on the attached Passenger Service Notice, passengers on the morning schedules - Train 311 (westbound) and Train 314 (eastbound) - will use alternate transportation only for the Kansas City-Jefferson City segment of the route and only on specific days. The bus replacing eastbound Train 314 will depart Kansas City at 7:45 a.m., a half-hour earlier than the normal schedule. Each stop between Kansas City and Jefferson City will also depart a half-hour earlier than normal. At Jefferson City, passengers will transfer from the bus to the train for the remaining stations to the east, departing a half-hour behind the normal schedule. 

All rail service will be maintained between Jefferson City and St. Louis. Evening service - Train 313 (westbound) and Train 316 (eastbound) - will operate normally throughout the entire period.

All trains will operate on normal schedules when UP crews are not working, including Memorial Day weekend. Improved reliability and a smoother ride will be the result when the improvements in the Sedalia area are finished in time for the Missouri State Fair in August.

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About the Missouri River Runner

Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Transportation and operated by Amtrak twice a day, the Missouri River Runner serves Kansas City, St. Louis and eight points in between - Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit and Independence. For more information, visit MoRail.org.

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