Two Amtrak trains were stranded with a total of 485 passengers during almost 24 HOURS because the flood waters of Wisconsin made it impossible to repair the roads
- Two trains carrying 485 passengers were stranded for nearly 24 hours in Wisconsin because the state was hit by floods
- The trains were finally able to move on Wednesday after frustrated and busy passengers were delighted at the end of their extended trip.
- Amtrak said they provided food and beverages to passengers during their long delay
Two Amtrak trains with 485 passengers were stranded for almost 24 hours due to flooding in Wisconsin on the line that operates between Chicago, Portland, Oregon and Seattle.
The two trains, an eastbound train that traveled to Chicago and the westbound train that traveled to Seattle and Portland, Oregon, were stuck because the cargo railroad crew had not been able to repair the tracks.
Empire Builder trains are now finally on their way to their destinations, but the stranded passengers expressed their reasonable frustrations through social networks.
A total of 435 passengers were trapped in two trains for nearly 24 hours in Wisconsin because the state was flooded by floods
A trailer of houses burns in flames (foreground) as floods cover a large area on Tuesday in the municipality of Vernon County, Chaseburg, Wisconsin. Massive floods caused two Amtrak trains to be stranded for more than 24 hours in the state.
In the passenger they took Facebook to share a plane next to their Amtrak train showing the flood near the tracks
If you're going to get stuck for 24 hours on a train, at least you can get free food. Amtrak provided passengers traveling with food and drink during the arduous weather-related delay
"Road closures and continued heavy rain have hampered the initial repair work that freight rail crews must do to get the runway running again," Amtrak said, according to ABC News.
While Amtrak provided food and drink to passengers on trains designed to travel during the night, some hungry travelers seemed to think they should have brought more food.
Amtrak had been providing food and beverage services for passengers on both trains, which are designed for overnight trips, the company said, adding there have been no injuries.
However, not everyone was happy with the response of the rail service to the frustrating situation.
One person took to Twitter saying there was not enough information for people who were stuck on trains for a prolonged period.