Texas Eagle to Detour, Lincoln Service Trains to be Replaced by Charter Buses in November

The Texas Eagle will detour and some Lincoln Service trains will be replaced with chartered buses on Nov. 17, 18 and 19 due to track work being conducted between Chicago and St. Louis.

Amtrak Texas EagleTrain 307 will operate only between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, on Nov. 17 and 18. Bus service will be provided to and all stations south of Normal.

On Nov. 18 and 19, trains 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305 and 306 will operate only between Chicago and Normal.

Bus service will replace all trains (except Train 300) at stations between Normal and St. Louis. Buses replacing Trains 302, 304 and 306 will depart early.

Chicago to San Antonio No. 21 will detour between Chicago and St. Louis on Nov. 18 and 19, missing all stops between those cities.

San Antonio to Chicago No. 22 will detour on the same dates. Passengers on No. 22 ticketed to Chicago will remain aboard the train.

Those originally scheduled to travel on No. 21 between Joliet and St. Louis will be provided replacement bus transportation.

Those who had been scheduled to travel on No. 22 between St. Louis and Chicago will have the option of taking one of the replacement buses for the Lincoln Service trains.

Amtrak said No. 21 and 22 will be subject to delays of up to 45 minutes while traveling on the detour route via Union Pacific via Pana, Sullivan and Tuscola, Illinois.

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