Amtrak trains detoured between Fort Worth and Temple

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Amtrak’s Texas Eagle trains will pass through Hewitt and Waco for the next several days while repairs are performed between Fort Worth and Temple.

“It’s no new track being built, just maintenance of existing track in the area to efficiently move our trains across it,” said Joe Faust, Director of Public Affairs for the region.

The trains normally pass through McGregor to the west of Waco en route to Temple and Austin, but from Wednesday through Friday, will skip stops there and in Cleburne while BNSF crews work on the tracks they usually use.

Instead the Amtrak trains will run on rails that roughly parallel Interstate 35.

Central Texas passengers may board southbound or northbound trains in Fort Worth or in Temple.