Cardinal Resumes Operating to West Virginia

Amtrak’s Cardinal was to resume service today to West Virginia in the wake of severe flooding that closed part of its route through the state.

Amtrak CardinalNo. 50 which left Chicago on Tuesday night was to operate to Huntington, West Virginia, where it would terminate and its equipment will turn back tonight to return to Chicago as No. 51.

The tri-weekly Cardinal last operated through West Virginia a week ago. No. 50 which departed Chicago on June 23 ran no further than Indianapolis where it turned back as No. 51 on Saturday, June 25.


Amtrak has not made any arrangements for passengers traveling to points between Huntington and Washington.

On Monday CSX freight trains resumed operating between Clifton Forge, Virginia, and Handley, West Virginia, but much work remains to repair washouts and to remove debris from the right of way. The storm last week dumped up to 7 inches of rain in some areas of the Mountain State.

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