Flood changes routes for passenger and freight trains

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By Jeremy Ross

DENVER -- The California Zephyr is changing up its routine and it's not the only thing on rails having to do that.

Amtrak says the catastrophic flooding has washed away land underneath some of its track and a detour is necessary. As a result Colorado stops -- Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, and Green River are no longer in service.

Chartered buses at the Denver stop will take people traveling to those locations.

That's expected to continue until early October.

Freight trains are also impacted.

Once company estimates the cost to repair its infrastructure at around 2.5 million dollars.

More than 10 freight lines were interrupted by the floods. Most of those routes are back in service with the help of detours.

It may take weeks for those lines to be restored.