Freight company cuts Amtrak trains’ speed to as slow as 25 mph


The freight company that owns the railroad tracks that carry Amtrak trains through Ann Arbor said today that it is restricting the speed those trains are allowed to travel, cutting the rate to 25 miles an hour in some parts.

The decision means that travelers on Amtrak’s Wolverine line may experience 90-minute delays on the trip from Kalamazoo to Dearborn, Amtrak said. Passengers need to check with Amtrak before heading to the station for their trips.

Trains will be reduced to traveling as slowly as 25 miles per hour in some areas, said Rudy Husband, a spokesman for Norfolk Southern Railway in an interview.

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