CHICAGO — With extreme winter weather in the forecast, and reflecting what Amtrak calls “an abundance of caution” — Amtrak is modifying service plans on some Midwest routes in Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin this week.
The plans, as of Sunday evening:
— Chicago-Milwaukee Hiawatha route: Four round trips are scheduled to operate: trains 330, 331, 334, 335, 338, 339, and 341, 342. Three round trips (trains 329 and 332, 333 and 336, 337 and 340) are cancelled Jan. 29-31.
— Chicago-Carbondale route: Chicago to Carbondale Illini No. 393 is cancelled Jan. 28-30; Carbondale-Chicago Saluki No. 390 is cancelled Jan. 29-31. Both directions of the City of New Orleans are scheduled to operate, as are corridor trains 391 and 392.
— Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac Wolverine route: Trains 351, 352, 353 and 354 are scheduled to operate; trains 350 and 355 are cancelled on Jan. 29-31.
— Chicago-St. Louis corridor: Trains 301 and 304 are cancelled Jan. 29-31. All others, including the north and southbound Texas Eagle, are scheduled to operate.
All trains are scheduled to operate on the Chicago-Quincy Carl Sandburg/Illinois Zephyr route; the Chicago-Port Huron Blue Water route, and the Chicago-Grand Rapids Pere Marquette route.
Amtrak advises anyone planning to travel to check train status on the Amtrak website, and to allow extra time to reach stations. Customers whose reservations were on trains affected by the schedule changes should call Amtrak’s reservation center at 1-800-USA-Rail.