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Amtrak: No deal to operate Colorado’s Ski Train

DENVER, Colorado – Amtrak says it hasn’t been able to reach a deal to operate the latest version of Colorado’s Ski Train.

The passenger train between Denver and Winter Park shut down last year but Chicago-based Iowa Pacific Holdings has been working to revive it starting this weekend.

Amtrak has been in talks to provide engineers and conductors but on Tuesday it said they were at an impasse because of issues including staffing requirements and liability.

Amtrak also said it hasn’t gotten notice that Iowa Pacific has complied with all federal rail safety regulations.

Iowa Pacific didn’t have an immediate comment and it’s not clear whether the Ski Train will still be able to operate without Amtrak.

Union Pacific owns the tracks and has agreed to Iowa Pacific to use them.

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