Amtrak Restores Grand Rapids To Chicago Service [Video]
The train stopped its service back on March 21 due to the novel coronavirus, but the Pere Marquette route returns Monday, June 29.
Amtrak spokesperson Mark Magliari told WSJM News in St. Joseph that the service will resume Monday night:
“On Monday night, we’ll originate a train from Chicago out to Grand Rapids through St. Joe-Benton Harbor,” Magliari said. “So it will be ready to go on Tuesday morning, and starting Tuesday, we’ll be operating on both directions, as usual, one daily round trip through St. Joe, inbound toward Chicago in the morning, outbound from Chicago in the evening.”
The Pere Marquette service will be eastbound only (to GR) on June 29, with full service beginning June 30.
Train 371 departs Grand Rapids daily at 6:00 a.m., Holland at 6:49 a.m., Bangor at 7:32 a.m., St. Joseph/Benton Harbor at 8:10 a.m., arriving in Chicago at 10:08 a.m. (All times EDT)
The Wolverine line from Pontiac to Chicago returned with a limited schedule earlier this month.
Expect some changes, as illustrated by the safety video Amtrak released.