Amtrak Modifies Midwest Schedules to and from Chicago in Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

CHICAGO, IL – Amtrak has modified train schedules in the midwest states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri that go to and from Chicago in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis and reduced travel demand.Amtrak

Amtrak Midwest service modifications are due to reduced travel demand in 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 roundtrips.
  • Chicago-Holland-Grand Rapids Pere Marquette daily roundtrips 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 20:

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

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Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant.

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