Amtrak Shuts Down Service in Chicago Due To Extreme Cold

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Amtrak canceled all train service to and from Chicago for Wednesday and some for Thursday due to extreme cold, Amtrak said in a release.

Amtrak Cancels Train Service in Chicago Hub All Wednesday; Some Train Service Also Affected Thursday

Amtrak canceled all train service to and from Chicago for Wednesday January 30, 2019 and some train service on Thursday due to extreme cold.


According to an Amtrak news release that was NOT posted on their official website, train service cancellations include short-distance corridor trains and long-distance overnight trains. Short-distance services are also canceled on Thursday, and most long-distance services to or from Chicago are also not expected Thursday. Trains that left to or from Chicago Tuesday or earlier will complete their trips.

The only Amtrak Midwest services scheduled to operate this Wednesday and Thursday are the two Missouri River Runner round trips between Kansas City and St. Louis.

Amtrak typically operated 55 trains daily to and from the Chicago hub.

“Customers with reservations on trains being modified will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day,” the release states. Amtrak will waive additional charges for customers who want to change their reservation during the modified schedule by calling 800-USA-RAIL.

As of 5:15 a.m. the main official Twitter account for Amtrak did not post any information about the interruption of train service. However Amtrak Northeast posted details regarding the “Service Disruption” …


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