Tracks are Fixed, but Amtrak's Still Derailed
KREX News Room
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP)- The rail lines west of Denver that were washed out by Colorado's flooding have been repaired, and Amtrak says it hopes to have news on when it can resume passenger service sometime this week.
Freight trains are running again between Denver and Grand Junction. Calli Hite of the Union Pacific Railroad tells the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent that there's a backlog of freight that takes precedence over passenger traffic on the UP's tracks.
After the floods, Amtrak routed its trains to the north from Denver to get to Salt Lake City. Passengers going to Glenwood Springs or Grand Junction are using chartered buses or get replacement tickets for a later date.
Amtrak spokesman Marc Maglieri says he hopes to know more about resuming service by the end of the week.