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By Tim Leeds 

Illness leads to trash left on Amtrak platform

Spokesperson: Empire Builder remaining five-day schedule due to staff shortages

 

Last updated 4/11/2022 at 11:31am

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A bag of trash lies in front of a man outside of the Amtrak station Friday morning. Marc Magliari of Amtrak said one of the part-time station attendants was ill Thursday and Friday and personell on the train unloaded the trash, not realizing no one was there to deal with it. The trash was taken care of Friday afternoon, Magliari said.

Havre Daily News received multiple reports Friday of trash being piled and left on the Amtrak station platform Thursday and Friday, and that the station wasn't even open part of the time, a report an Amtrak spokesperson said was due to illness leaving the station unstaffed.

Marc Magliari of Amtrak said one of the part-time station attendants was ill and unable to get to work, but the personnel on the Empire Builder Thursday did not know that and unloaded the trash as usual. With no one there to deal with it, it remained there until an attendant came on shift Friday and removed the trash....



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