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Travel Update 08-03 

 

Governor's Travel Control Board
Travel Update

TO:
Agency Travel Coordinators
FROM:
Maureen T. O’Donnell, Chairman
DATE:
July 12, 2007
SUBJECT:
Amtrak Schedule and Rate Increase
 
#08-03

The Governor’s Travel Control Board wishes to update agencies on the Amtrak schedule for travel between Springfield and Chicago.

SPRINGFIELD TO CHICAGO

TRAIN NO.
DEPART
ARRIVE
300
6:33am
9:55am
302
8:33am
12:15pm
22*
10:29am
2:14pm
304
4:57pm
8:40pm
306
7:03pm
10:40pm

CHICAGO TO SPRINGFIELD

TRAIN NO.
DEPART
ARRIVE
301
7:00am
10:15am
303
9:25am
12:50pm
21
2:00pm
5:29pm
305
5:15pm
8:39pm
307
7:00pm
10:24pm
* State employees would be advised to avoid using this train if possible. The train originates in San Antonio, TX and is often behind schedule.

A flat $18.00 government fare applies to travel in each direction. Amtrak does not sell round trip tickets for this route. Amtrak requires passengers to make advance reservations for all trains serving the State of Illinois. Employees will be asked to present a State ID upon check in. To ensure seat availability, employees should call Amtrak prior to the intended date of travel. Reservations on Amtrak may be made by calling:

  • General Reservations (800) USA-RAIL
  • Springfield Station (217) 753-2013
  • Chicago Station (312) 558-1075

Although train information is available at www.amtrak.com, reservations for state travel cannot be made on this site. Copies of complete schedules for all Illinois cities served by Amtrak can also be obtained at a local Amtrak station or by calling the Illinois Department of Transportation, Bureau of Railroads, at (217) 782-4981.

As the appointed Travel Coordinator for your agency, it is your responsibility to disseminate this information to all appropriate personnel within your agency. If you have any questions please contact Kelley Shaw, State Travel Coordinator, at (217) 782-4705 or by email at kelley.shaw@illinois.gov.

cc:

Agency Heads
Agency Fiscal Officers
John Filan, Member