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AMTRAK CANCELS SOME TRAINS PRIOR TO STRIKE DEADLINE

 AMTRAK CANCELS SOME TRAINS PRIOR TO STRIKE DEADLINE
 WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- One or more unions


representing railroad workers on Amtrak and several of the nation's freight railroads may call for a strike that could disrupt Amtrak passenger train service. Unions that have not reached agreements with management are free to strike at 12:01 a.m., EDT, June 24.
 In anticipation of a walk-out and because of the potential for passengers being stranded en route, Amtrak plans to cancel or shorten the operation of most of its long-distance trains, some as early as Sunday, June 21. This plan would be rescinded in the event of a last-minute settlement with Amtrak's unsigned unions. Despite continuing efforts to reach agreement, a strike seems likely as union-management negotiations yield little progress. Should a walkout occur, Amtrak's short- and medium-distance trains will be at least subject to en route service disruption since, by virtue of their brief trip duration, they would be able to finish their runs prior to the strike deadline. Longer-distance Amtrak passenger trains, many of which operate for more than 24 hours, would be subject to termination en route, short of their destination, should a strike occur.
 Following is a list of trains whose trips are expected to be canceled or curtailed, including the date of cancellation. For continuity and clarity, some unaffected trains are listed, indicating that they will operate to their destination.
 Trains originating Sunday, June 21:
 Train 22, the eastbound Texas Eagle from Los Angeles, will take passengers only as far as Ft. Worth, Texas, where the train will be terminated.
 Trains originating Monday, June 22:
 Train 1, the westbound Sunset Limited from New Orleans to Los Angeles, will operate through to Los Angeles.
 Train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief from Chicago to Los Angeles, will operate through to Los Angeles.
 Train 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief from Los Angeles to Chicago, will operate through to Chicago.
 Trains 5 and 35, the westbound California Zephyr and Desert Wind from Chicago to Oakland and Los Angeles, will operate only as far as Salt Lake City, where they will terminate. Train 25, the westbound Pioneer, will operate only as far as Denver, where it will terminate.
 Train 6/26/36, the eastbound California Zephyr, Pioneer and Desert Wind from Oakland, Seattle and Los Angeles will operate only as far as Denver, where they will terminate.
 Train 7/27, the westbound Empire Builder from Chicago, will operate through to Seattle. Portland-bound passengers will be provided alternate transportation from Seattle to Portland.
 Train 8/28, the eastbound Empire Builder from Seattle and Portland, will operate through to Chicago.
 Train 21, the westbound Texas Eagle from Chicago, will operate through to its regularly scheduled destinations in San Antonio and Houston.
 Trains originating Tuesday, June 23:
 Train 21, the southbound Texas Eagle from Chicago, will operate only as far as St. Louis, where it will terminate.
 Train 3, the westbound Southwest Chief from Chicago, will not operate.
 Train 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief from Los Angeles, will not operate.
 Train 5, the westbound California Zephyr from Chicago, will not operate.
 Train 6, the eastbound California Zephyr from Oakland, will not operate.
 Train 26, the eastbound Pioneer from Seattle, will operate only as far as Portland, where it will terminate.
 Train 36, the eastbound Desert Wind from Los Angeles, will not operate.
 Train 7/27, the westbound Empire Builder from Chicago, will operate only as far as St. Paul, where it will terminate. No sleeping car service available.
 Train 8/28, the eastbound Empire Builder from Seattle and Portland, will not operate.
 Train 11, the southbound Coast Starlight from Seattle, will not operate.
 Train 14, the northbound Coast Starlight from Los Angeles, will not operate.
 The following trains will not operate:
 Train 2, the eastbound Sunset Limited from Los Angeles.
 Train 4, the eastbound Southwest Chief from Los Angeles.
 Train 19, the southbound Crescent from New York.
 Train 20, the northbound Crescent from New Orleans.
 Train 29, the westbound Capitol Limited from Washington.
 Train 30, the eastbound Capitol Limited from Chicago.
 Train 40, the eastbound Broadway Limited from Chicago.
 Train 41, the westbound Broadway Limited from New York.
 Train 48/448, the eastbound Lake Shore Limited from Chicago.
 Train 49/449, the westbound Lake Shore Limited from New York and Boston.
 Train 50, the eastbound Cardinal from Chicago.
 Train 52, the northbound Auto Train from Sanford, Fla.
 Train 53, the southbound Auto Train from Lorton, Va.
 Train 59, the southbound City of New Orleans from Chicago.
 Train 60, the northbound Montrealer from Washington.
 Train 61, the southbound Montrealer from Montreal.
 Train 66, the northbound Night Owl from Washington.
 Train 67, the southbound Night Owl from Boston.
 Train 81/91, the southbound Silver Star from New York.
 Train 82/92, the northbound Silver Star from Tampa and Miami.
 Train 87/97, the southbound Silver Meteor from New York.
 Train 88/98, the northbound Silver Meteor from Tampa and Miami.
 Train 358, the northbound River Cities from New Orleans/Carbondale, Ill.
 Train 586, the 9:05 p.m. southbound San Diegan from Los Angeles.
 Train 587, the 9:05 p.m. northbound San Diegan from San Diego.
 Exceptions:
 Train 58, the northbound City of New Orleans from New Orleans will operate through to Chicago.
 Train 359, the southbound River Cities from Kansas City, Mo., will operate only as far as St. Louis, where it will terminate.
 In addition to these train curtailments and cancellations, which are subject to change without notice, Amtrak will not take reservations for trains scheduled to depart their originating stations on June 24 or June 25.
 Passengers with questions about the strike should call Amtrak's toll-free reservations and information number: 800-USA-RAIL.
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 /CONTACT: Clifford Black or Sue Martin of Amtrak, 202-906-3860/ CO: Amtrak ST: District of Columbia IN: TRN SU:


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