Both main lines on a portion of our Southern Transcon in northern Missouri are back in service following the Monday afternoon derailment of an Amtrak train. As we reported, the incident occurred near Mendon, Missouri, approximately 80 miles northeast of Kansas City. BNSF continues to work closely with Amtrak, the National Transportation Safety Board, and other officials to investigate this incident.
The first main track was restored within 12 hours under speed restriction while the second main at the affected location reopened to traffic yesterday evening. We also experienced a service interruption last night on the Transcon near the Illinois state line that restricted operations to a single track for several hours.
Customers with shipments designated to move through this corridor should expect residual delays until traffic flows have normalized through the area. If you have questions regarding an affected shipment(s), please contact BNSF Customer Support at 888-428-2673.