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Amtrak service disrupted due to flooding at Omaha

June 8, 2011
Distributed on behalf of Amtrak by Iowa Department of Transportation - AMES- June 7, 2011; 4 p.m. – Amtrak Service Disrupted Due to Flooding at Omaha

California Zephyr temporarily to operate only between San Francisco Bay and Denver, effective June 9 (eastbound) June 10 (westbound), alternate transportation available in Illinois

Amtrak California Zephyr service will be temporarily suspended between Denver and Chicago due to predicted flood crests and anticipated additional BNSF Railway Co. track closures in the Omaha area. This suspension is effective with the origination of the eastbound Train 6 on Thursday, June 9, from Emeryville, Calif., and the origination of the westbound Train 5 on Friday, June 10, from Chicago. This disruption is expected to continue through at least June 14.

No Amtrak service is available for these days in Iowa (except Ft. Madison), Nebraska, and in Ft. Morgan, Colo.

Daily Amtrak service will be maintained between Chicago and Galesburg, Ill., using other trains.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit for schedule information and train status updates.


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