CONO Full Operation Expected Late This Month

Amtrak said that service to New Orleans from Chicago is expected to resume late this month.

Amtrak City of New OrleansPassengers on the City of New Orleans have been transported by bus between New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi, since a fire on Feb. 13 on a trestle on the Canadian National route that the train uses.

In a service advisory, Amtrak said CN is working to repair the bridge, known as the Spillway Bridge. It is adjacent to Interstate 10 near New Orleans.

Other stations affected by the busing include Hazlehurst, Brookhaven and McComb, Mississippi; and Hammond, Louisiana.

Nos. 58 and 59 continue to operate normally between Chicago and Jackson.

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