Second Phase of Track Project Causes More Temporary Amtrak Illinois Schedule Changes

CHICAGO — Amtrak schedules on the Chicago-St. Louis corridor, served by Lincoln Service trains and the Texas Eagle, will undergo temporary changes throughout this month, while Union Pacific Railroad carries out the second of two phases of track improvements at Springfield, Ill.

Amtrak, which operates Lincoln Service Trains 300-302 & 305-307 under a contract with the Illinois Department of Transportation (Ill. DOT), regrets any inconvenience.

Lincoln Service Changes

  • From June 16 through June 24, Train 300, the early morning departure from St. Louis to Chicago and Train 307, the evening departure from Chicago to St. Louis, will only operate between Chicago and Lincoln, Ill., with alternate transportation provided between Lincoln and Springfield.
  • From June 16 through June 18, Train 301, the morning departure from Chicago to St. Louis; Train 302, the morning departure from St. Louis to Chicago, Train 305, the early evening departure from Chicago to St. Louis, and Train 306, the early evening departure from St. Louis to Chicago; are canceled. Passengers are being directed to other trips on the corridor as alternate transportation. During the same period, Train 303, the mid-morning departure from Chicago to St. Louis, and Train 304, the mid-afternoon departure from St. Louis to Chicago, will only operate between Chicago and Lincoln, Ill., with alternate transportation provided between Lincoln and Springfield.
  • From June 19 through June 24, Trains 301, 302, 303, 304, 305 & 306, will operate on an alternate route that will bypass the Springfield station. Passengers boarding at the Springfield station will be provided motorcoach service from the station to these trains. Motorcoaches will depart the station at the published train departure time. Passengers traveling on these trains can experience a delay of approximately one hour.


Texas Eagle Changes

  • From June 16 through June 18, Trains 21/321/421 & Trains 22/322/422 will use a detour route that will bypass Joliet, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville and Alton. Passengers are being directed to other trips on the corridor as alternate transportation.
  • From June 19 through June 24, Trains 21/321/421 & Trains 22/322/422 will operate on an alternate route that will bypass the Springfield station. Passengers boarding at the Springfield station will be provided motorcoach service from the station to these trains. Motorcoaches will depart the station at the published train departure time. Passengers traveling on these trains can experience a delay of approximately one hour.

Schedules for each of these trains are posted at stations on the route and at Amtrak.com and are subject to further changes as conditions warrant through the end of June.