Texas Eagle to Detour in Illinois in September

Track work on the Chicago-St. Louis corridor in September will result in the cancellation of some Lincoln Service trains and detours for the Texas Eagle.

300px-Lincoln_Service_map.svgIn some instances, Amtrak said it would provide alternative service on chartered buses between St. Louis and Springfield, Illinois. The dates and trains affected are:

Train 305 on Sept. 5, 6, 15 and 16 will operate Chicago and Springfield only. Bus service will be provided from Springfield to Carlinville, Alton and St. Louis.

Trains 301 and 303 will operate between Chicago and Springfield only on September 6, 7, 16 and 17. Bus service will be provided from Springfield to Carlinville, Alton and St. Louis.

On the same dates, Trains 302, 304 and 306 will be replaced with chartered buses from St. Louis to Alton, Carlinville and Springfield. At Springfield, passengers can board their respective trains.

Train 300 will be cancelled on Sept. 10 and 11 and bus service will not be provided.

Trains 301, 302 and 303 will be cancelled on Sept. 10 and 11 with bus service being provided at all stations on the route.

The Texas Eagle will detour between Chicago and St. Louis on Sept. 6, 7, 10, 11, 16 and 17. These dates are for departures from Chicago and St. Louis and not for dates for departures from Texas stations.

The detour will be via the former Chicago & Eastern Illinois mainline via Pana, Sullivan, Tuscola and Villa Grove, Illinois.

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