<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Midwest ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[City of New Orleans Train 58 Schedule Change]]> Effective March 6 through April 1, 2017

Track work being performed by Canadian National Railway will affect the northbound schedules of Trains 58, as described below:

Train 58: New Orleans to Carbondale

Starting March 6 through March 31, 2017, Train 58 will depart New Orleans four hours later (at 5:45 pm), and depart four hours later at all stations through its arrival at Carbondale at 7:22 am. From Carbondale through Chicago, Train 58 will be combined with Train 390 and will follow that schedule to arrive in Chicago at 1:00 pm.

Customers with tickets for Train 58 should note that the train will depart all stations according to this later schedule.

Train 1158: Carbondale to Chicago

In order to maintain the normal pattern of three daily round-trips between Carbondale and Chicago, from March 7 through April 1, 2017, Train 1158 will operate from Carbondale to Chicago.

Customers with tickets for travel between Carbondale and Chicago on Train 58 during this period will instead travel on Train 1158.

The northbound schedule for Train 392 and the southbound schedules for Trains 59, 391 & 393 are unchanged for this period.

For the complete schedule 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 traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 0317-61

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<![CDATA[Wolverine Service: Connecting Thruway Buses Serve Mount Pleasant and Central Michigan]]> Effective February 21, 2017

Amtrak Thruway Connecting Bus Service allows customers to make connections between Wolverine Service trains and Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant and several other Michigan communities.

Customers aboard Train 350 connect to the northbound Thruway Bus in Battle Creek, MI, while those traveling on the southbound Thruway Bus connect to Wolverine Train 355 in Kalamazoo, MI. This service is operated by Indian Trails, Incorporated.

We appreciate your patronage. For reservation and train status 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 0217-54

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<![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

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