Service Alert: Missouri Mules Disrupted by Railroad Closure between St. Louis and Kansas City

Union Pacific Railroad has informed Amtrak of several blockages on the route used by the Missouri Mules passenger trains between St. Louis and Kansas City. The railroad could not provide an estimate of when the tracks will be cleared of trees and other debris caused by freezing rain and ice. In addition, more than a dozen freight trains were halted on the route between St. Louis and Jefferson City.

Therefore, the westbound trains from St. Louis, Trains 311 & 313, and the eastbound trains from Kansas City, Trains 314 & 316, have been cancelled for today. No alternate transportation is available.

Other Amtrak services are operating, including the Chicago-St. Louis corridor, the Texas Eagle (Trains 21 & 22) between Chicago and San Antonio via St. Louis, and the Southwest Chief (Trains 3 & 4) between Chicago and Los Angeles, via Kansas City.

This information is correct as of the above time and date and will be updated as needed. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit for schedule information and train status updates.