Utah Amtrak route reopens Saturday

Oct 10, 2013

Due to recent flooding, the Utah Amtrak line was closed. However the line  is set to reopen this Saturday.  

Amtrak California Zephyr route
Amtrak California Zephyr route
Credit Amtrak

Amtrak service will resume in western Colorado and Utah this weekend now that tracks damaged by last month’s flooding have been repaired.

Amtrak said Thursday that the California Zephyr train, which runs between Chicago to the San Francisco Bay area, will start making stops in cities including Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Green River and Provo on Saturday.

Amtrak spokesperson Marc Magliari says Amtrak is excited to get the California Zephyr line up and running again.

“We’re very excited to offer our passengers the regular route through the Rockies on the California Zephyr effective this Saturday," Magliari said.

Passenger trains haven’t been able to travel through those communities and others since Sept. 11 due to heavy rain and flooding in the Moffat Tunnel west of Denver.

During the closure, Zephyr has continued to run using a detour through Wyoming.

Last year, the California Zephyr served more than 50,000 Utah residents.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.