Amtrak travelers between Detroit and Chicago should take note of the recent announcement regarding the temporary suspension of select Wolverine train routes. This move is part of a joint effort between Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation to improve infrastructure. Specifically, trains 350 and 353 of the Wolverine service will be affected by this suspension. From July 31 to October 5, these trains will not operate on Mondays through Thursdays.
During the temporary suspension of specific Wolverine train routes between Detroit and Chicago, trains 350 and 353 will continue to operate but with modified schedules. These trains will only run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, with the exception of Labor Day, Monday, September 4. Passengers planning to travel on these trains should be aware of the revised operating days.
Meanwhile, trains 351, 352, 354, and 355 will continue to operate as usual. Additionally, Blue Water Trains 364 and 365 will operate normally and will also serve Wolverine stations in southwestern Michigan, providing an alternative travel option for passengers in that region.
Last year, Amtrak temporarily suspended two trains on the Wolverine route. At that time, In August, trains 350 and 355, which normally travel between Chicago and Pontiac with stops in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Ann Arbor, and Detroit, are canceled without alternative transportation. It was reported that this suspension was due to the lack of manpower and equipment.
To access the most up-to-date schedules, it is recommended to visit Amtrak’s official website at Amtrak.com, utilize the Amtrak mobile app, or reach out via call or text to 800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).