Published on : Monday, April 25, 2016
Amtrak and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) have modified Wolverine Service schedules from now through Sept. 23 to improve state-owned railroad infrastructure as part of Michigan’s Accelerated Rail Program.
In order for maintenance crews to accomplish track and signal work in the shortest time, these temporarily schedules are now in effect. While all Wolverine trains will operate on adjusted schedules, the largest change affects Trains 352 and 353, which will operate across the full Pontiac-Chicago route on Sundays only. Normal service levels of three Wolverine round-trips between Battle Creek and Chicago are maintained on the modified schedule (also attached).
When complete, this track and signal work will result in improved reliability, a smoother ride and an expansion of the Midwest’s first 110 mph Amtrak service.
There are no significant changes to the Port Huron-East Lansing-Chicago Blue Water (which also serves Battle Creek and Kalamazoo) or the Grand Rapids-Chicago Pere Marquette schedules.