ST. LOUIS -- Amtrak says flooding is forcing it to suspend service between St. Louis and Fort Worth until Friday.
Amtrak officials said in a news release Friday that flooding has diverted freight train traffic onto tracks used by passenger trains.
The suspended service includes a route through Arkansas, a news release said.
Service between Chicago and St. Louis and between San Antonio and Fort Worth will continue as usual.
No substitute transportation is available other than the scheduled Trinity Railway Express commuter train service between Fort Worth and Dallas, which is ticketed separately.
Some tickets are available for those willing to travel alternate routes between Illinois or Missouri and Texas using the Amtrak Southwest Chief and the Amtrak Heartland Flyer.
State Desk on 06/02/2019