<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Midwest ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Illini Train 392: Departs One Hour Later]]> Effective Monday through Friday Only; April 24 - May 12, 2017

On Monday through Friday of each week starting April 24 until May 12, 2017, Train 392 will operate one hour later at all stations on the route, due to track work being performed by Canadian National Railway.

Train 392 will operate on its normal schedule on Saturdays and Sundays.

For reservations and train status information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call us at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0417-79

<![CDATA[City of New Orleans Southbound Train 59 Schedule Change]]> Effective April 3 - May 19, 2017

Track work being performed by Canadian National Railway will affect southbound Train 59. On the dates shown below, Train 59 will depart Jackson at 1:20 pm (two hours later than the normal schedule) and depart all remaining stations two hours later through its arrival in New Orleans, as follows:

Jackson to New Orleans Schedule Change Dates
  • April 3 through April 14, 2017
  • April 17 through April 28, 2017
  • May 1 through May 124, 2017
  • May 15 through May 19, 2017

Train 59 (from Chicago to Jackson) and northbound Train 58 will operate normally during this period.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. The most up-to-date schedules are available when booking reservations on Amtrak.com, our free mobile apps or at 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0317-68

<![CDATA[Hoosier State Trains 850 and 851 Transitions to Amtrak Equipment]]> The Hoosier State, which operates four days per week between Indianapolis and Chicago, will transition to railcars, locomotives and on-board services supplied by Amtrak beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2017. No action is required from ticketed customers.

The Indiana Department of Transportation and communities along the route will continue to fund the service, which will include Wi-Fi and Business Class seating. Once contracts with Amtrak are amended, Amtrak will advise booked customers of available on-board services prior to their travel date. Indiana is one of 18 states that contract with Amtrak to provide short-distance, intercity passenger rail services.

Under the amended agreements, Amtrak will continue to provide train crews, ticketing and reservation services, and also coordinate with the private freight railroads that own the tracks over which the Hoosier State operates. Intermediate stops will continue to be Crawfordsville, Dyer, Lafayette and Rensselaer.

Train 851 will continue to run north on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, with Train 850 operating south on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. On the other days, the communities along the route will be served by the Cardinal (Trains 50 and 51), which operates between New York City and Chicago. Together, the Hoosier State and the Cardinal provide daily Amtrak service between the important Midwestern cities of Indianapolis and Chicago.

We appreciate your patronage. For reservations and information, visit Amtrak.com, use our free mobile apps, speak with station personnel or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

PSN 0117-05