Amtrak to resume morning schedules for Quincy, Macomb and rest of the Chicago routes next week


CHICAGO — Amtrak will resume its full service to the Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg lines on Monday, Jan. 16.

Per a recent e-mail from Amtrak Senior Manager, Derrick James, our community will be regaining the service that was temporarily reduced. See below some of the information we received from this e-mail. 

“Amtrak is pleased to remind you that Amtrak trains #380 (morning eastbound train) and #381 (morning westbound train) will return to the schedule starting Monday, January 16,” said Amtrak Sr. Manager Derrick James. “You may recall we needed to reduce the train schedule with these two trains being temporarily cancelled due to staffing shortages at our Quincy employee crew base.  This returns the level of service to four trains daily at Plano, Kewanee, Macomb and Quincy; six trains daily at Mendota and eight trains daily at Princeton and Galesburg.

The trains were canceled in Mid-November. Amtrak notified customers who purchased tickets for those trains and buses were temporarily used on those routes.

Tickets sales are open and available for travelers to and from all communities along the Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg route between Quincy and Chicago by using the Amtrak app,, or 800-USA-RAIL. 

“Thanks to our loyal customers, businesses, and civic leaders for your patience while we worked to bring service back,” James said. “We look forward to serving the communities of northern and western Illinois for many years to come.”

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