<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - Midwest ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Track Work Affects Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle]]> Effective Monday, December 12, 2016

Construction continues to bring 110 mph speeds to the Lincoln Service. On Monday, December 12, 2016, track work will affect the Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle between Chicago and St. Louis, with chartered buses replacing trains, in some instances.

Lincoln Service

Trains 300, 301, 302 and 303 will be canceled. Bus service will replace all trains (except Train 300) at all stations on the route. All buses will depart earlier than the respective trains.

Trains 304, 305, 306 and 307 will run on their normal schedules.

Texas Eagle
  • Southbound Train 21/421 will detour between Chicago and St. Louis on December 12, 2016, and will not stop at Joliet, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville and Alton.
  • Northbound Train 22/422 will operate as scheduled to St. Louis. On December 12, 2016, the train will detour between St. Louis and Chicago, and will not stop at Alton, Carlinville, Springfield, Lincoln and Bloomington-Normal. Customers on Train 22/422 destined for Chicago will remain on the train. Customers on Train 22/422 ticketed to stations between St. Louis and Joliet will be provided chartered buses as replacement transportation.
  • Customers traveling to or from Joliet, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville and Alton can make reservations aboard the Lincoln Service train/alternate bus service.
  • Possible Delays: The Texas Eagle can encounter delays of up to 45 minutes traveling on the detour.
  • Trains 321 and 322 will be canceled.

We appreciate your patronage and apologize for any inconvenience. 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 traveling with Amtrak.

PSN 1216-27

<![CDATA[Lake Shore Limited Trains 48/448 and 49/449: Business Class Offered Aboard]]> Effective October 24, 2016
Chicago — Cleveland — Rochester — Albany-Rensselaer — Boston

Amtrak will offer Business Class service aboard the Lake Shore Limited between Chicago, Albany-Rensselaer and Boston beginning October 24, 2016. Lake Shore Limited Business Class customers can enjoy the following amenities:

  • Reserved seating in a car for Business Class customers only.
  • Complimentary coffee, tea and other non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Access to digital newspapers on AmtrakConnect.
  • Amtrak Guest Rewards® Business Class bonus points.
  • Access to Chicago Union Station's Metropolitan Lounge.
  • Fully refundable ticket if canceled prior to departure.

Business Class service will begin on eastbound Train 48/448 originating in Chicago on October 24, 2016. This service will start on westbound Train 49/449 originating at Boston and Albany-Rensselaer on October 26, 2016. At this time, Business Class is not available between New York and Albany-Rensselaer.

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

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Thank you for choosing Amtrak.

PSN 1016-08

<![CDATA[Hiawatha Service Weekday Peak and Off-Peak Trains]]> Effective October 15, 2016

In an effort to reduce potential overcrowding on our busiest weekday Hiawatha Service® schedules, select trains will be designated as peak and off-peak.

Weekday Trains 330, 332, 337 and 339 have the highest ridership and are designated as peak trains. Customers who choose off-peak trains indicated on the schedule below will pay lower fares. Ten of 14 weekday trains — and all weekend service — are off-peak.

In addition, customers who purchase a monthly pass or ten-ride pass will see a small increase in ticket prices, effective October 15, 2016, and will continue to receive a significant discount. In addition, discounts are available for students, veterans, senior citizens, military, AAA members and children under 12.

Amtrak and its partners at the Wisconsin and Illinois Departments of Transportation look forward to continuing to provide a safe, reliable, high quality and high value transportation option between Milwaukee and Chicago.

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).

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PSN 1016-06