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Amtrak Cancels Service for Monday, Tuesday

Amtrak Cancels Service for Monday, Tuesday

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Amtrak is running a limited schedule Monday in Illinois, with multiple runs cancelled due to cold weather.

“Two of the St. Louis round-trips, we wound up cancelling all the Quincy round-trips today, some of the Hiawathas and one of the Michigan round-trips on the Wolverine route,” Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari said.

The problem with trains between Quincy and Chicago is that the tracks are closed at Mendota. The BNSF Railway is trying to get the tracks reopened. The cross-country trains that serve Galesburg are running via a detour through Streator, but those trains are not stopping in Naperville or Princeton.

Magliari says fewer people are travelling today, so they can all be accommodated by the reduced frequency.

AMTRAK SERVICE AFFECTED BY COLD WEATHER

Depart CHICAGO 7 a.m., arrive ST. LOUIS 12:20 p.m. – Cancelled

Depart CHICAGO 9:25 a.m., arrive ST. LOUIS 3 p.m. – Running

Depart CHICAGO 1:45 p.m., arrive ST. LOUIS 7:21 p.m. – Running

Depart CHICAGO 5:15 p.m., arrive ST. LOUIS 10:45 p.m. – Running

Depart CHICAGO 7 p.m., arrive ST. LOUIS 12:30 a.m. – Cancelled

 

Depart ST. LOUIS 4:35 a.m., arrive CHICAGO 10 a.m. – Cancelled

Depart ST. LOUIS 6:40 a.m., arrive CHICAGO 12:20 p.m. – Running

Depart ST. LOUIS 7:55 a.m., arrive CHICAGO 1:52 p.m. – Running

Depart ST. LOUIS 3 p.m., arrive CHICAGO 8:40 p.m. – Running

Depart ST. LOUIS 5:30 p.m., arrive CHICAGO 11:10 p.m. – Cancelled

Amtrak has also announced several Tuesday trains running between Chicago and St. Louis have been cancelled: The Lincoln Service has cancelled trains 300, 301, 306 and 307 though many other Lincoln Service trips are still on as scheduled.

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