Amtrak Suspends Some Chicago Routes Ahead of Possible Strike

(The Center Square) – Amtrak is canceling some of its long-distance routes from Chicago ahead of a possible freight rail strike.

Amtrak is suspending routes between Chicago and San Francisco, Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest. Company officials say the adjustments are necessary to avoid stranding passengers. Amtrak operates nearly all of its trains on tracks owned and operated by freight railroads.

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