Amtrak modifies schedules in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, to and from Chicago

Amtrak MidwestSM network service modifications due to reduced travel demand are in partnership with the Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri state transportation departments:

Effective Thursday, March 19:

  • Chicago-Milwaukee Hiawatha corridor service reduced to four daily round-trips. Friday evening Hiawatha Train 343 also temporarily suspended.
  • Chicago-Detroit-Pontiac Wolverine corridor service reduced to two daily round-trips.
  • Chicago-Holland-Grand Rapids Pere Marquette daily round-trips suspended. Amtrak Thruway Bus connections to and from Grand Rapids are available daily via Kalamazoo.
  • Some Amtrak Thruway Bus routes will have service modifications.

Effective Saturday, March 21:

  • Chicago-Milwaukee corridor service reduced to two daily round-trips, including Hiawatha and Empire Builder trains.
  • Chicago-St. Louis corridor service reduced to three daily round-trips, including Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle trains.
  • Chicago-Carbondale corridor service reduced to two daily round-trips, including Illini and City of New Orleans trains.
  • Chicago-Macomb-Quincy corridor service reduced to one daily round-trip
  • Chicago-Detroit-Pontiac Wolverine corridor service reduced to one daily round-trip.

No changes:

  • Chicago-East Lansing-Port Huron Blue Water daily round-trips
  • Kansas City-Jefferson City-St. Louis Missouri River Runner corridor services.

National messaging regarding COVID-19, including refund information, is posted at and in the Amtrak Media Center at

Anyone planning to travel should check their train status on or our smartphone apps prior to departing, allow extra time to get to the station and be extremely careful in stations and on platforms. To be notified of service disruptions, follow @AmtrakAlerts on Twitter.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: March 18, 2020