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Amtrak Cancels Trains to and From Chicago Wednesday

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    Amtrak trains scheduled to and from Chicago Wednesday were canceled, the company said Tuesday night.

    Extreme weather conditions and an abundance of caution have led Amtrak to cancel all train originations to and from Chicago for Wednesday including 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 originate on Thursday, the rail agency said.

    Amtrak typically operates 55 trains daily to and from the Chicago hub. Those trains that originated on Tuesday or previously will complete their trips to or from Chicago.

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

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

    Anyone planning to travel should check their train status on Amtrak.com or our smartphone apps.

    Customers with reservations on trains that are being modified will typically be accommodated on trains with similar departure times or another day. Amtrak will gladly waive additional charges for customers looking to change their reservation during the modified schedule by calling our reservation center at 800-USA-RAIL.

    Anyone can subscribe to automated email or text message notifications if Amtrak trains are behind schedule at specific stations. Notifications can be given for up to six trains and stations by either text or email and delivered when you choose - on a single day, every day, or just certain days of the week. Create a subscription at Amtrak.com/DelayAlerts.

    Customers with travel plans can review refund information on Amtrak.com. Service Alerts, Passenger Notices and other announcements are posted at Amtrak.com/Alerts.

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