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News & Announcements

02 October 2019

Kansas City IPI Service Alert

Effective 2:00 pm CST today, Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the Norfolk Southern has closed all inbound gates in Kansas City for all traffic. In addition, all traffic with Kansas City destinations will not be accepted throughout the network.

Update from the Norfolk Southern Railroad

Kansas City— Gate Closures

“Train service between Moberly and Kansas City, MO remains suspended following yesterday’s reported bridge incident in Brunswick, MO. The Norfolk Southern Engineering Department is actively working to restore train service to the Grand River Bridge; however, efforts have been slowed due to the rising of the Grand River.”

“At this time there is no viable route to Kansas City on the Norfolk Southern network. Efforts continue in pursuing detour options with our interline-partners; however, until service is restored to the Grand River Bridge, all shipments moving to and from Kansas City will incur significant delay.”

“Effective 2:00pm CST today, the ingate at Kansas City will close to all shipments. Additionally, effective 2:00pm local today, all origin-facility ingates will close to all shipments billed to Kansas City.”

“The closures will remain in place until service is restored to Kansas City. The Kansas City facility will remain open during the ingate closure, and we encourage customers to outgate equipment from Kansas City to help improve parking capacity and increase terminal fluidity.”

"Train service between Moberly and Kansas City, Missouri, has been suspended on account of the Grand River Bridge in Brunswick, Missouri, being out of service due to a debris strike caused by heavy rains. NS personnel are assessing the situation. There is no estimate on when the bridge will be restored to service.”

“Norfolk Southern is working with our interline partners to detour freight traffic over alternative gateways. Customers with traffic operating to and from the Kansas City area should expect a 48- to 72-hour delay.”