Operating on UP tracks, Amtrak’s Missouri River Runner often runs late

(Source: The Examiner, September 14, 2019)

JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. — The westbound Amtrak train due at mid-afternoon in Independence arrived more than three hours late Tuesday. On Monday, it didn’t make it at all. The Missouri River Runner, which crosses the state on Union Pacific tracks four times a day, frequently runs late, a chronic problem that Amtrak says has grown worse in 2019. The two westbound trains have made their Independence stops more than half an hour late – or not at all – roughly half the time through the first eight months of the year.

Full story: The Examiner

Monday, September 16, 2019


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