Amtrak to Burlington, Mount Pleasant delayed as a result of “historic” floods

Picture from the Amtrak YouTube channel.

Starting March 21, Amtrak might be suspending trains to Burlington and Mount Nice as a direct result of “historic” flooding.

Amtrak has detoured its California Zephyr onto Union Pacific Railroad tracks as a way to hold trains operating between Omaha and Chicago.

They haven’t released an estimate for when trains might be operating in Southeast Iowa again.

Amtrak says the suspensions are on account of historic flooding affecting railroad tracks all through the state.

The suspensions are also affecting other Iowa and Illinois communities, clients can contact Amtrak to vary or cancel their practice reservations without charges.

“Amtrak will gladly waive further expenses for patrons trying to change their reservation in the course of the modified schedule by calling our reservation middle at 800-USA-RAIL.” 

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