Amtrak passengers impacted by train derailment

Amtrak passengers were impacted by Tuesday’s train derailment in Gasconade County. Amtrak

Rail passengers in Jefferson City on Tuesday said they weren't overly concerned by unexpected delays caused by a derailment.

Tuesday’s train derailment in Gasconade County shut down the Missouri River Runner rail service between St. Louis and Kansas City. Two freight trains collided on the same line Amtrak uses for its passenger trains.

Marsha Morgan brought her grandchildren to Jefferson City to visit the state Capitol. She said the delay provided an unexpected life lesson to her grandchildren to always be ready for challenges.

"There's nothing here that we could control, and there's probably not anything here that Amtrak could control. Who is there to be mad at?" she said. "So we just roll with it and we just make do with what we've got."

Ben Martin said he got a call and an email from Amtrak explaining what happened. He said he appreciated the advance notice.

MoDOT said passengers would be serviced by bus to get around the derailment. Amtrak said bus service would continue Wednesday.

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