<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - West ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Southwest Chief, California Zephyr, Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg Trains: Track Work Affects Service between Chicago and Galesburg]]> Effective November 15 - 16, 2014

Track work being performed in Illinois by BNSF Railway will affect the trains listed below:

  • Southwest Chief trains 3 and 4
  • California Zephyr Trains 5 and 6
  • Illinois Zephyr Trains 380 and 383
  • Carl Sandburg Trains 381 and 382
Trains 380, 381, 382 and 383

Trains 380, 381, 392 and 383 will operate between Galesburg and Quincy only, and will not operate between Chicago and Galesburg. Bus service will be provided to and from the following missed stations: Kewanee, Mendota, Plano, Naperville and La Grange Road.

Trains 4 and 6

Trains 4 and 6 will travel on a detour route starting just west of Galesburg until arriving at Chicago, affecting service at Princeton, Mendota and Naperville, as described below:

Eastbound Train 4

  • Passengers aboard Train 4 who are traveling to Chicago will remain on the train.
  • Passengers with reservations for travel to Princeton, Mendota or Naperville will detrain at Galesburg where bus service will be provided to those destinations.

Eastbound Train 6

  • Passengers aboard Train 6 who are traveling to Chicago will remain on the train.
  • Passengers with reservations for travel to Princeton or Naperville will detrain at Galesburg where bus service will be provided to those destinations.
Trains 3 and 5

Trains 3 and 5 will operate on as one combined train from Chicago to Galesburg, traveling on a detour route and missing stops at Princeton, Mendota and Naperville, as described below:

  • Passengers traveling to Galesburg and beyond will remain on the train. Passengers with reservations from Chicago to Princeton (only) will be provided alternate transportation.
  • Alternate transportation will not be provided to or from Naperville or Mendota.
  • Train 5 will operate 60 minutes later at all stations through its arrival at Denver. Contact Amtrak for revised schedule information.

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience you may experience. Reservation and train status information is available on Amtrak.com, our free iPhone and Android apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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PSN 1014-23

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<![CDATA[Empire Builder Trains 7/27 & 8/28: Temporary Detour Affects Eastbound Service in North Dakota and Possible Delays ]]> Effective through January 12, 2015

Amtrak has changed the direction of a detour route in North Dakota, primarily affecting passengers in Rugby, Devils Lake and Grand Forks.

North Dakota Detour for Eastbound Passengers

Amtrak is temporarily using an alternate eastbound route in North Dakota, resulting in Empire Builder Train 8/28 missing Amtrak stations in Rugby, Devils Lake and Grand Forks, effective October 6, 2014. Passengers who are traveling to these cities will detrain at Minot and be provided chartered bus service to their destination stations.

Passengers boarding at Rugby, Devils Lake and Grand Forks will be carried to Fargo on chartered buses to board the eastbound train at Fargo. Amtrak will reassess the detour before the December holiday period.

BNSF Railway is improving the route to restore Empire Builder reliability. Meanwhile, the westbound Empire Builder Train 7/27 operates normally and makes all scheduled stops, effective October 6, 2014.

Update on Delayed Trains

Passengers traveling aboard Empire Builder trains can encounter delays due to high volumes of freight train traffic and railroad improvement work on the route. During recent weeks, these trains typically encountered delays of approximately one to three hours. Passengers are strongly urged to check the status of their train on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or at 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245) for the most up-to-date departure and arrival times.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for traveling with Amtrak. For reservations and up-to-date schedule information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps or call 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

PSN 1014-03

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<![CDATA[Southbound Coast Starlight Train 11: Expect Delays South of Klamath Falls, Oregon ]]> Effective on Select Dates through November 18, 2014

Track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad will affect Coast Starlight Train 11. Southbound Train 11 will operate as scheduled from Seattle to Klamath Falls. Upon departing Klamath Falls on Monday of each week starting September 29, 2014, Train 11 will encounter delays of approximately two hours through its arrival in Los Angeles the following day.

Dates That Delays Will Affect Southbound Train 11: Departing Klamath Falls on Mondays and Arriving in Los Angeles on Tuesdays
  • November 3 through November 4, 2014
  • November 10 through November 11, 2014
  • November 17 through November 18, 2014

Only trains departing Klamath Falls on Mondays will encounter delays. Trains departing Klamath Falls Tuesdays through Sundays will not be affected. Additionally, this track work project will not affect northbound Train 14, which will operate according to the normal published schedule at all stations on the route.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. Reservation and train status information is available on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps and at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

Join us on facebook.com/Amtrak and follow us on twitter.com/Amtrak. Check out our blog at blog.amtrak.com.

PSN 0914-142 (Updated 10/15/14)

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