Texas Eagle to Detour, Lincoln Service to be Replaced by Buses Due to Union Pacific Work

Construction on bridges along the Chicago-St. Louis route will result in substitute bus service for Lincoln Service trains and the rerouting of the Texas Eagle in Illinois between Oct. 17 and 31.

Additionally, the Texas Eagle will be replaced by buses on Oct. 20 and 21 between Little Rock, Arkansas, and Fort Worth, Texas.

Union Pacific is rebuilding and expanding six bridges in Illinois as part of a project to improve the Chicago-St. Louis corridor to allow maximum speeds of 110 mph.

Trains 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306 and 307 will be canceled during the construction period. Bus service will be provided at every station for all trains except Train 300. Buses may not operate at the same time as the respective trains. Contact Amtrak for bus schedules.

The Texas Eagle will detour over an alternate Union Pacific route and will not make any intermediate stops between Chicago and St. Louis.

Alternate Transportation at intermediate stations is not being provided for Train No. 21. However, bus transportation will be provided for passengers bound for intermediate points between Chicago and St. Louis.  Those passengers will disembark in St. Louis to board the bus.

Trains 321 and 322, which is a dedicated Chicago-St. Louis coach on the Nos. 21/22, will not operate during the construction period.

Amtrak said Nos. 21 and 22 may experience delays of up to 45 minutes during the detour period.

Union Pacific track work in Arkansas and Texas will result in passengers having to disembark in Little Rock to board buses bound for Fort Worth.

All intermediate stations will be served. Rail transportation will resume at Fort Worth for all destinations served by the Texas Eagle west of there, including over the route of Sunset Limited west of San Antonio.

The same procedure will be used for the eastbound Texas Eagle with passengers riding buses between Fort Worth and Little Rock.



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2 Responses to “Texas Eagle to Detour, Lincoln Service to be Replaced by Buses Due to Union Pacific Work”

  1. Marilyn Zubo Says:

    My Chicago to San Antonio departure date is 10/19/15. Will my travel on 10/19/15 involve the detraining in Little Rock, or just trains departing on 10/20 and 10/21?

    • csanders429 Says:

      That is a question best answered by Amtrak. It appears you will be OK because you are leaving on Oct. 19 and will arriving in Little Rock on that date. The bus service begins the next day.

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