Amtrak passengers finally make it to Chicago after 16 hours on train
Tue, 07 Jan 2014 15:26:54 GMT —
Passengers aboard the Amtrak train that departed Quincy for Chicago Monday afternoon finally made it to the Windy City, but they arrived a day late.
The train was stuck overnight near Mendota, Ill.
"Honestly, I feel like it's been the calmest most stressful situation I've ever been in," Sierra Schnack a passenger on the train said.
It started moving again around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday taking passengers to the Princeton station.
The train was supposed to depart about 6 a.m. Monday from Quincy but left the station almost four hours late.
The train became stuck in the snow about 5 p.m.
"All of a sudden the food cart was open and everyone was welcomed to take all of the emergency food and everyone kind of went, 'oh I think we're here for a while,'" Schnack said.
Passengers were later picked up in Princeton and bussed to Chicago's Union Station.
Amtrak has canceled all Tuesday and Wednesday train services from Quincy to Chicago.
The train ride from Chicago to Quincy Wednesday morning also has been canceled.