Update on Southwest Chief Train 4

March 15, 2016 5:49 p.m.

Amtrak would like to thank the citizens of Gray County and the city of Cimarron, along with Dodge City and Garden City, Kan., for their assistance this week. Responding agencies including the Gray County Office of Emergency Management, Gray County Rural Fire Department, Garden City Fire Department, Gray County Sherriff’s Office, Kansas State Patrol and the Red Cross responded swiftly and decisively to the derailment of the Southwest Chief early Monday morning, working with our employees to help those in need. We would like to extend a sincere “Thank You” to all those individuals who helped us that morning and over the next several days.

We are cooperating fully with the National Transportation Safety Board who is leading this investigation.

Amtrak would also like to thank BNSF Railway for its assistance. BNSF has restored the route and normal Southwest Chief service is resuming in Western Kansas.