Illinois-supported Amtrak passenger trains resume full service

Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 1:09 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 1:52 PM CDT
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - The Illini/Saluki and other state-supported Amtrak trains would resumed full service on Monday, July 19.

The following services were fully restored:

  • Lincoln Service, between Chicago and St. Louis, with intermediate stops including Normal and Springfield
    • Trains 301 and 305 departing from Chicago
    • Trains 302 and 304 departing from St. Louis
  • Carl Sandburg/Illinois Zephyr, between Chicago and Quincy, with intermediate stops including Macomb and Galesburg
    • Trains 381 departing from Chicago and 382 departing from Quincy
  • Illini/Saluki line, between Chicago and Carbondale, with intermediate stops including Champaign
    • Trains 391 departing from Chicago and 392 departing from Carbondale

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, service was reduced by half due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once the full schedule resumes, there will be five daily roundtrips between Chicago and St. Louis, including the Amtrak national Texas Eagle; two daily roundtrips between Chicago and Quincy; and three daily roundtrips between Chicago and Carbondale, including the Amtrak national City of New Orleans.

You can click here to buy Amtrak tickets for travel starting on July 19.

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