Amtrak is adding Sunday and Monday only Wolverine Service trains for the summer while modifying other schedules to accommodate track work in western Michigan.
The schedules are effective between May 19 and Aug. 31. The track work includes the replacement of 44,000 crossties along with signal improvements.
The greatest change involves the westbound Blue Water from Port Huron to Chicago. No. 365 will be departing Port Huron an hour earlier. The schedule of the eastbound Blue Water will not be affected.
The summer schedule for No. 365 has it departing Port Huron at 5:20 a.m. and arriving in Chicago at 10:55 a.m. Times at intermediate station will be approximately one hour earlier.
The schedule shows an additional Wolverine Service trip on Sundays along with an additional westbound trip on Mondays.
Eastbound daily Wolverine Service trains will depart Chicago at 7 a.m., 2:50 p.m. and 6 p.m. Westbound daily Wolverine Service trains will depart Pontiac, Mich., at 5 a.m. and 5:40 p.m. A third daily train will depart Pontiac at 2:18 p.m., but will not operate on Sunday.
Sunday-only service from Chicago to Pontiac will depart at 12:50 p.m. while the Sunday-only train from Pontiac will leave at 10:35 a.m.
A Monday-only train to Chicago will depart from Dearborn at 3:38 a.m. and is scheduled to arrive in Chicago at 8:04 a.m.
Some Wolverine Service schedule exceptions will be in place for the Memorial Day weekend. They are as follows:
- Train 349 will not operate on May 19 and 26, but will operate on May 27.
- Train 352 will not operate on May 25, but will operate on May 26.
- Train 353 will not operate on May 25, but will operate on May 26.
- Train 354 terminates in Pontiac on May 25, and terminates in Detroit on May 26.
- Train 359 will operate on May 25, but will not operate on May 26.
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