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Amtrak to resume New Orleans service

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Amtrak rail service between New Orleans and three major cities is being restored after being suspended while Barry threatened.

The Amtrak Crescent was to leave New York for New Orleans on Monday, with service from New Orleans to New York resuming today.

Amtrak’s Sunset Limited trains connect Los Angeles and New Orleans. The railroad says eastbound service to New Orleans resumes Wednesday. Westbound service resumes Saturday.

Service on Amtrak’s City of New Orleans is being partially restored with a Monday night trip from Chicago to Jackson, Mississippi, and a Tuesday departure from Jackson to Chicago. Chartered buses will shuttle Amtrak passengers between New Orleans and Jackson, for now. Amtrak’s news release say the freight railroad that owns the route between those cities has temporarily closed that segment.