State-supported Amtrak passenger trains to resume full service July 19


The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that the Lincoln Service, Carl Sandburg/Illinois Zephyr and Illini/Saluki state-supported Amtrak trains will resume full service effective July 19.

The COVID-19 pandemic forced service levels to be reduced by half. With the resumption of a full schedule, five daily round trips are available between Chicago and St. Louis (including the Amtrak national Texas Eagle), two daily round trips between Chicago and Quincy, and three daily round trips between Chicago and Carbondale (including the Amtrak national City of New Orleans).

The following services will be fully restored:

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

Tickets for Amtrak trains are available at

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