missouri river runner

Business
5:16 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Repairs interrupt Amtrak runs in Missouri

Credit Flickr User Jack Snell

  Damage to railroad tracks caused by last week's flash flooding in west-central Missouri is forcing changes in Amtrak passenger service.

The Missouri Department of Transportation says that some passengers on Amtrak's Missouri River Runner between Kansas City and St. Louis will travel by bus instead of train this week.

Heavy rain last Thursday damaged a section of track east of Warrensburg. Union Pacific is doing repairs that require afternoon closings through Friday.

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Business
7:08 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Officials to open new Mo. rail bridge

Credit ianmunroe / flickr

A new railroad bridge east of Missouri's capital city is opening with hopes of clearing the final major bottleneck for train traffic between St. Louis and Jefferson City.

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Business
7:25 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Ridership on Mo. River Runner trains increases

A Missouri River Runner train outside Kansas City in 2010.
Credit Dave Herholz / Flickr

Ridership on Amtrak's Missouri River Runner passenger trains between Kansas City and St. Louis has increased for the sixth straight year.

MoDOT says nearly 197,000 passengers rode the train in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's an increase of roughly 5,000 riders from the previous year.

The increase means more revenue from tickets, which reduces the financial support required from the state. Ticket revenue was $5.4 million in the latest fiscal year, compared with $5 million the previous year.

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