Track Work to Disrupt Chicago-St. Louis Trains

Track work in Illinois will affect Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle trains on select days in October.

300px-Lincoln_Service_map.svgIn some instances, Lincoln Service passengers will complete a portion of their journey on a chartered bus.

On Oct. 6, 7 and 8, the following trains will operate between Chicago and Springfield with bus service will be provided to Carlinville, Alton and St. Louis.

Buses will depart earlier than the published schedules for their respective trains with bus arrival and departure times provided on Amtrak.com

  • Oct. 6: Train 305
  • Oct.7: Trains 301, 302, 303, 304, 305 and 306
  • Oct. 8: Trains 301, 302, 303, 304, & 306

Trains 300, 301, 302 and 303 will be cancelled between Oct. 21 and Oct. 24 with alternate transportation provided at all stations for all trains except for Train 300.

The Chicago to San Antonio Texas Eagle will detour between Chicago and St. Louis on Oct. 7 and 8, and Oct. 21-24, missing the stations stops of Joliet, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville and Alton. The train will operate to all stations south of St. Louis

The northbound Texas Eagle will operate as normal to St. Louis, but detour to Chicago on the same dates as the southbound train.

Passengers on Train 22/422 destined for Chicago will remain on the train while those traveling to stations between St. Louis and Joliet will be provided chartered buses as replacement transportation.

Amtrak said that Texas Eagle passengers traveling to or from Joliet, Pontiac, Bloomington-Normal, Lincoln, Springfield, Carlinville and Alton can make reservations aboard the Lincoln Service train/alternate bus service.

The Eagle might experience delays of up to 45 minutes during the detour.

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