Amtrak has begun to restore some service temporarily suspended due to the landfall of Hurricane Ike.
Nevertheless, all passengers who have travel plans through September 15 in the affected areas on the Los Angeles-San Antonio-New Orleans route of the Amtrak Sunset Limited, Chicago-Fort Worth-San Antonio route of the Amtrak Texas Eagle or Chicago-Memphis-New Orleans route of the Amtrak City of New Orleans are urged to call Amtrak at 800-USA-RAIL.
Those passengers with telephone contact information in their reservations are being called by Amtrak and offered options including future travel dates. Ticketed passengers affected by this service suspension will be eligible for refunds.
Crescent, Trains 19 & 20, and Heartland Flyer, Trains 821 & 822
Normal service by the New York-Atlanta-New Orleans Crescent resumes with the departure of the southbound Train 19 from New York on September 13 and the northbound Train 20 from New Orleans on September 15.
Normal service by the Oklahoma City-Fort Worth Heartland Flyer resumes with the departure of the southbound Train 821 and northbound Train 822 on September 13.
Sunset Limited, Trains 1/421 & 2/422
Service is suspended east of San Antonio, including Houston and New Orleans, through September 16 for the eastbound Train 2/422 and the westbound Train 1/421. No alternate transportation is available between San Antonio and New Orleans.
Texas Eagle, Trains 21/421 & 22/422, and Thruway Motorcoach buses 6021 & 6022
Service is suspended south of St. Louis, including Little Rock, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio, through September 13 for the westbound Train 21/421 and the eastbound Train 22/422. No alternate transportation is available between St. Louis and San Antonio.
Also, Thruway Motorcoach Connection buses 6021 & 6022 between Houston/Galveston and Longview, Texas, are suspended for the same period. No alternate transportation is available.
City of New Orleans, Trains 58 & 59
Service is suspended south of McComb, Mississippi, including Hammond and New Orleans, through September 13 for the southbound Train 59 and through September 14 for the northbound Train 58. No alternate transportation is available between McComb and New Orleans.
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 Amtrak.com for schedule information and train status updates.