BNSF Postpones Project in Western Illinois

CHICAGO – BNSF Railway has notified Amtrak of the postponement of an infrastructure project in Western Illinois.  Although it was to begin this week, BNSF is now planning to conduct the track work this fall, on a date to be announced.

Train 381, the morning westbound Carl Sandburg from Chicago, will operate on its normal schedule to Quincy. Train 382, the evening eastbound Carl Sandburg to Chicago, will operate on a modified schedule this week only, reverting to its normal schedule on August 9.

The previously announced schedule called for passengers to arrive early for the departure of chartered motorcoaches from the Quincy and Macomb stations. Due to the short notice given of the track work postponement, Amtrak will observe the earlier departure schedule with Train 382 from Quincy (4:30 p.m.) and Macomb (6:00 p.m.) only through Friday, August 8.

Amtrak apologizes for any inconvenience and operates these trains on the BNSF Railway under a contract with the Illinois Department of Transportation.