The Canyon Fire is growing and it is causing problems for people who chose to travel on the Amtrak.
Several trains were delayed and cancelled because of a lengthy inspection by Amtrak and Union Pacific.
“UPDATE: Train 774 cancelled btwn SLO & LA due to wildfire. Pax can take Thruway Bus 4764 & connect to Train 784 in Santa Barbara,” posted on a tweet sent out by Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner.
According to the Vandenberg Fire Department, the inspection is part of a protocol following a fire in proximity to a fire.
The delay and closure forced passengers traveling southbound to be bused to Santa Barbara.
“We were first told that we would know in a couple minutes and this was at 6:30 in the morning. Then at 7 when we were supposed to leave, they told us to check back in at 9:30. Then they told us there would be no trains going north so we waited another hour and a half for the bus. Now we’re waiting 2 more hours for the train taking us down south,” said Kim Murphy, a Morro Bay resident.
Travelers going northbound waited for a couple hours in Santa Barbara before a bus picked them up.
NewsChannel 3 talked several passengers as they waited. Some people were upset about the disruptions, but most understood.