Flooding causes Amtrak trains to brake on Kansas route

A track closure due to flooding will switch Amtrak travelers between Kansas City and Hutchinson from trains to buses through at least Thursday.

The Amtrak Thruway Bus (Routes 8903 & 8904) to and from Oklahoma City and Newton, Kan., as a connection to the Southwest Chief is also suspended for this period.

Anyone planning to travel should check their train status on Amtrak.com or their smartphone apps prior to departing, allow extra time to get to the station and be extremely careful in stations and on platforms.

Photo courtesy Amtrak.com