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Amtrak back on track after weekend stoppage


Amtrak back on track after weekend stoppage

HELENA — Amtrak trains are resuming their normal schedule after a weekend weather stoppage in Montana and North Dakota.

Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the Empire Builder will return to normal operations Monday in both directions, with departures from Chicago, Seattle and Portland, Ore.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe spokesman Gus Melonas said Saturday that snow, freezing temperatures and subzero wind chills led BNSF to halt passenger traffic on its tracks across Montana and North Dakota. Freight trains were running at slower speeds.


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