Rail service restored on the Hi-Line
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Last updated 9/29/2021 at 11:25am
The area of train tracks near Joplin, damaged by the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train Saturday afternoon, has been repaired and service is being restored.
BNSF Public Affairs General Director Lena Kent said necessary repairs were completed early Tuesday morning and the line has since been reopened.
Amtrak Spokesperson Marc Magliari said the Empire Builder's westbound service from Chicago was restored Tuesday and a westbound train will be in today, while eastbound service will be restored today with the first train arriving in Montana Thursday.
The restoration of the tracks comes in t...