Amtrak announces travel delays, service changes

Submitted photo taken from inside a stranded Amtrak train.

Amtrak has announced train service changes due to dangerous winter weather conditions.

Among the canceled routes on Tuesday, Jan. 7 are the Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg trains 380, 381, 382 & 383 between Quincy and Chicago.

Amtrak recommends that passengers planning to travel either forego their plans, or make sure they check their train's status because they anticipate delays.

Officials expect decreased travel in several states where travel advisories have been posted by the National Weather Service and state officials.

A range of tools - including

, smartphone apps (search Amtrak) and 800-USA-RAIL - are available to assist in travel planning.

Residual delays are likely through Wednesday, Jan. 8.

Passengers who have paid but choose not to travel due to this service disruption can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel. Some reservations booked online can be modified or canceled on or by using the free Amtrak mobile app.

Amtrak regrets any inconvenience. This information is correct as of the above time and date. Information is subject to change as conditions warrant. Passengers are encouraged to call 800-USA-RAIL or visit for Service Alerts and Passenger Notices. Schedule information and train status updates are available at the home page.