Riders on the Missouri River Runner are in for a treat April 5-12 as the historic Amtrak “Great Dome” rail car will provide a unique opportunity to experience river and prairie views between St. Louis and Kansas City, Mo.
The only remaining dome car in Amtrak service features an upper level with windows on all sides – as well as overhead – to provide panoramic views of springtime in Missouri. The dome section runs the full length of the car, a rare feature even when dome cars were more numerous on the nation’s railroads.
Seats in the dome car are not reserved and are available on a first-come, first served basis. To access the dome, passengers climb a short flight of stairs. No elevator is available. The dome car is scheduled to operate on the Missouri River Runner as follows:
April 5 – Train 311 – St. Louis to Kansas City – one way
April 6 – Unavailable
April 7 – Train 314 – returning on Train 313 – KC to STL to KC
April 8 – Train 314 – returning on Train 313 – KC to STL to KC
April 9 – Train 314 – returning on Train 313 – KC to STL to KC
April 10 – Train 314 – Kansas City to St. Louis – one way
April 11 – Train 311 – returning on Train 316 – STL to KC to STL
April 12 – Train 311 – St. Louis to Kansas City – one way
Reservation and train status information is available on www.Amtrak.com, the Amtrak free iPhone app and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).