WARRENSBURG — In response to unprecedented reductions in passenger rail travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, MoDOT staff have been working closely with Amtrak regarding the ridership declines on the Missouri River Runner trains.

Amtrak stated that within the past two weeks, daily year-to-year ridership in Missouri has been down as much as 90%, with similar declines in advanced bookings and revenues.

Due to this significant reduction in passenger demand, a temporary service modification is being made to the Missouri River Runner and the national Amtrak network due to reduced travel demand.

Starting on Monday, March 30, Missouri trains #311 and #316 will be suspended.

Trains #314 (stopping at 9:34 a.m. in Warrensburg) and #313 (stopping at 8:09 p.m. in Warrensburg) will continue to operate.

An announcement by Amtrak highlighting all service modifications can be found here:

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