Thursday, 30 June 2016
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Thursday
Low  65°
High 93°
Friday
Low  67°
High 88°
Saturday
Low  61°
High 86°
Sunday
Low  61°
High 84°
Monday
Low  67°
High 93°
Tuesday
Low  68°
High 96°
Wednesday
Low  71°
High 101°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 85°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
Southwest Chief Passengers Experience Several Delays
12/08/2013

Amtrak passengers say they've been stuck on a train for 20 hours and continue to wait while the train sits idled outside of Newton, Kan.

Passengers say they boarded the train in Chicago Saturday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. The train was scheduled to arrive in Newton around 3:30 a.m.

But passengers say the train has faced numerous delays.

They say it sat at the Chicago station for about four hours before finally leaving Saturday evening. They say the train was then delayed again somewhere in the Topeka area in the early morning hours. They say it then stopped on the tracks in the Newton area at about 6:30 a.m. That's where they say they've been stuck since.

Passengers say they've been told by Amtrak attendants on the train that there is a train with a broken engine on the tracks in front of them.

An Amtrak representative confirmed there is a "disabled freight train on the main line." She says as soon as it's cleared, "the train will continue on to its destination."

But passengers say the now 9-hour delay is growing to be too much for many people on board.

They say the electricity has been going on and off making it uncomfortable inside the train cars. They say bathrooms have become very dirty. And, they say, it wasn't until around 11:00 a.m. they were offered a snack: crackers and water.

© AP
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Syracuse Man Killed In Accident
Bee Jays Break Through in Blowout Win  
House Fire In Guymon
Beaver OK Mom Graduates Basic Training
Texas County, State Of Oklahoma Race Results
Guymon Hotel Makes Historic Registery
Transportation Sec. Mike King To Leave KDOT
KS Sen. Candidate To Hold Meet and Greet
KS Senate Committee Approves Education Funding Plan
Kiwanis Offer Georgia Peaches
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Liberal’s Farmers Market offers chance to win $25 gift card
4th Of July Activities at Brent Gould Field
El Dorado Dominates Liberal
63 Saints Earn Way to AD Honor Roll
72 Aggies Make Heartland Conference Honor Roll
Program for At-risk Youth Announces New Leader
Transportation Sec. Mike King To Leave KDOT
KS Supreme Court Signs Off On School Funding Plan
Schwulst Strikes in Game One at El Dorado
Texas County, State Of Oklahoma Race Results
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Kansas Lottery

©2016 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group