Amtrak resumes full service, including Mendota, Princeton, Dwight

Schedule resumes July 19

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Wednesday state-supported Amtrak passenger trains on the Lincoln Service, Carl Sandburg/Illinois Zephyr and Illini/Saluki lines can resume full service starting Monday, July 19.

This includes the stops in Mendota and Princeton, which are on the Illinois Zephyr line and stops in Dwight and Pontiac, which are on the Lincoln Service line.

Service levels had been reduced by half because of the pandemic.

With the full schedule resuming, there will be five daily roundtrips between Chicago and St. Louis, two daily roundtrips between Chicago and Quincy, and three daily roundtrips between Chicago and Carbondale.

The following service will be fully restored:

• Lincoln Service, between Chicago and St. Louis, with intermediate stops, including Normal and Springfield

  • Trains 301 and 305 departing from Chicago
  • Trains 302 and 304 departing from St. Louis

• Carl Sandburg/Illinois Zephyr, between Chicago and Quincy, with intermediate stops, including Macomb and Galesburg

  • Trains 381 departing from Chicago and 382 departing from Quincy

• Illini/Saluki Line, between Chicago and Carbondale, with intermediate stops, including Champaign

  • Trains 391 departing from Chicago and 392 departing from Carbondale

Tickets for Amtrak trains can be purchased at for travel beginning July 19.