Amtrak California Zephyr Service Restored in Colorado After Temporary Track Closure

October 10, 2013

Marc Magliari

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Union Pacific Railroad has reopened Moffat Tunnel route

CHICAGO – The Union Pacific Railroad has reopened the route used daily by the Amtrak California Zephyr west of Denver, effective locally in Colorado on Oct. 12. Heavy rains and flooding resulted in damage to the UP’s route through the Moffat Tunnel. Amtrak service in the area had been disrupted since Sept. 11.

Passengers traveling between Chicago and Denver or between Salt Lake City and the San Francisco Bay were not affected by the use of a detour route through Wyoming, However, Fraser-Winter Park, Granby, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction, Colo., and Green River, Helper and Provo, Utah, were without daily Amtrak service by Trains 5 & 6 during this disruption.

Amtrak apologizes for any inconvenience and has notified the affected communities of the restoration of service with the departures of Train 5 from Chicago and Train 6 from Emeryville, Calif., each on Oct. 11.

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