Amtrak Cancels Long Routes Ahead of Union Meeting

Officials prepare for potential freight strike.

Passenger railroad company Amtrak announced that they will cancel three long-distance routes starting Tuesday in case of a freight rail strike that could start on Friday. Amtrak will be suspending its routes from Chicago to Los Angeles, Chicago to Seattle, and Chicago to San Francisco. Though a freight rail strike could halt all long-distance routes, in the meantime Amtrak will keep running most of their local lines, saying that “only a small number of Northeast Regional departures would be impacted” for most of this week.

“While we are hopeful that parties will reach a resolution, Amtrak has now begun phased adjustments to our service in preparation for a possible freight rail service interruption later this week,” Amtrak officials stated on Monday.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. governing officials as they navigate the possible freight strike.
  • For wisdom for negotiators as they discuss the labor union requests.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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