Posts Tagged ‘Houston’

Sunset Ltd. Still Suspended to Houston

September 8, 2017

In a service advisory issued on Thursday, Amtrak said that its Sunset Limited is still not operating between New Orleans and San Antonio.

Nos. 1 and 2 continue to operate between San Antonio and Los Angeles.

Amtrak did not give an estimate of when service through flood-ravaged Houston would be restored.

It said it continues to work with BNSF and Union Pacific to restore the service when it is possible to do so. An update will be posted on or before Sept. 12.

Amtrak Thruway Bus Service Routes 6021 & 6022 between Galveston and Longview, Texas, are available as alternate transportation to and from Houston, enabling connections with the rest of the Amtrak national network using the Texas Eagle at Longview.

Texas Eagle Resumes in San Antonio

September 1, 2017

The Texas Eagle has resumed operating between San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas.

Passengers had been taken by bus between those two points after rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey disrupted operations.

Amtrak said on Thursday that the temporary track closures imposed by Union Pacific and BNSF had ended.

Operation of the Sunset Limited between New Orleans and San Antonio remains suspended with no alternative transportation being provided

Amtrak Thruway Buses Routes 6021 and 6022 remain cancelled although the Amtrak station in Houston has reopened.

Amtrak Curtails Service Following Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017

Amtrak has curtailed some service in Texas in the wake of continued high winds and heavy rainfall from Hurricane Harvey.

The Sunset Limited has been canceled between New Orleans and El Paso, Texas.

Nos. 1 and 2 will continue to operate between El Paso and Los Angeles with no alternative service provided east of El Paso.

The Texas Eagle is operating only between Chicago and Fort Worth, Texas. Some alternative transportation is being provided between Fort Worth and San Antonio, but not west of San Antonio.

The Amtrak station in Houston is closed and Thruway Bus routes 6021 and 6022 are canceled between Galveston and Longview, via Houston.