<![CDATA[Amtrak Service Alerts & Passenger Service Notices - West ]]> Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle: Track Work Affects Service between Chicago and St. Louis]]> Effective through May 24, 2017

Construction continues to bring higher speeds to the Lincoln Service. On the dates indicated below, track work will affect the Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle between Chicago and St. Louis.

Saturday May 20 - Wednesday, May 24: Train 300
  • On Saturday, May 20, Train 300 will originate at Lincoln. Bus service will be provided from Springfield to Lincoln, but will not be available from St. Louis, Alton or Carlinville.
  • On Sunday, May 21 through Wednesday, May 24, Train 300 will originate at Bloomington-Normal. Bus service will be provided at all stations from Springfield to Bloomington-Normal, only. Service will not be available from St. Louis, Alton or Carlinville.
Saturday May 20 - Tuesday, May 23: Trains 301 - 307

Trains 301-307 will operate between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal only on May 20 through May 23. Bus service will be provided to and from Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville, Alton and St. Louis.

Wednesday, May 24: Train 302

Train 302 will operate from Bloomington-Normal to Chicago only on May 24. Bus service will be provided at all stations from St. Louis to Bloomington-Normal. Trains 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, and 307 will operate normally.

May 20 - 24: All Buses Depart Earlier

Throughout this track work project, the buses will depart earlier than the respective trains. Check with Amtrak for the most up-to-date bus schedules.

Effective through Tuesday May 23: Texas Eagle Trains 21/321/421 and 22/322/422
  • Train 21/421 will depart Chicago two hours earlier, at 11:45 am, and will depart St. Louis at the normal scheduled time of 7:55 pm.
  • Southbound Train 21/421 will detour between Chicago and St. Louis from May 16 through May 23, and will not stop at Joliet, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville and Alton. Customers traveling to or from these stations can make reservations aboard available Lincoln Service trains or buses.
  • Northbound Train 22/422 will operate as scheduled to St. Louis. From May 16 through May 23, the train will detour between St. Louis and Chicago, and will not stop at Alton, Carlinville, Springfield, Lincoln, Bloomington-Normal, Pontiac and Joliet. 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 bus service to their destinations.
  • Customers traveling to or from Joliet, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville and Alton can make reservations aboard the Lincoln Service trains or alternate buses.
  • Possible Delays: The Texas Eagle may encounter delays of up to 45 minutes traveling on the detour, in addition to the two hours of time added to the train’s timetable in each direction.
  • Trains 321 and 322 are canceled.

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 0517-100

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<![CDATA[Empire Builder Trains 27 and 28: Track Work Affects Service between Pasco, Washington and Portland, Oregon]]> Effective Mondays and Tuesdays; May 8, 9 and June 5 and 6, 2017
Bus Service to and from Bingen-White Salmon, Washington, Vancouver, Washington, and Portland

Due to BNSF track work, Trains 27 and 28 will not operate between Pasco and Portland on May 8, 9 and June 5 and 6, 2017.

  • Wishram, Washington Service
    Trains 27 and 28 will not stop at Wishram during this time, and alternate transportation will not be provided.
  • Westbound Train 27: Spokane to Portland Service Change
    Customers traveling to or from Bingen-White Salmon, Vancouver, Washington and Portland will get off the train at Pasco, where bus service will be provided to their destination.
  • Eastbound Train 28: Portland - Spokane Service Change
    Customers boarding at Portland, Vancouver, Washington and Bingen-White Salmon will be provided bus service to Pasco where they will board the train.

All buses will pick up and drop off customers at the Amtrak stations and will operate according to the respective train's schedule.

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 0417-86

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