Amtrak restores Chicago to LA service

June 24, 2008 9:19:13 AM PDT
Amtrak says it's restoring service along its Chicago-to-Los Angeles route that was suspended because of flooding in the Midwest.The rail company suspended service between Kansas City and Chicago on June 17th because of flooding in Iowa. Only one station along the route -- in Fort Madison, Iowa -- remains closed.

Meanwhile, Amtrak service between St. Paul, Minnesota, and Chicago and between Chicago and Denver will continue to be temporarily suspended.

Amtrak is providing rides by chartered motor coach for some destinations but isn't offering any travel alternatives to or from cities in Iowa.

Passengers are urged to call Amtrak at 1-800-USA-RAIL for more information.