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Amtrak's Illinois Service

City of New Orleans, Illini and Saluki

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City of City of New New Saluki Illini Orleans Train Name Orleans Saluki Illini 391 393 59 Train Number 58 390 392 Daily Daily Daily Days of Operation Daily Daily Daily Read down Read up miles 9:15a 4:05p 8:00p 0 Dp Chicago, IL (Union Sta.) CT Ar 9:00a 1:00p 9:35p M 9:56a M 4:46p M 8:54p 25 Homewood, IL M 7:44a D 11:424p D 8:17p 10:22a 5:12p F 9:23p 57 Kankakee, IL F 7:13a 11:15p 7:50p 10:44a 5:34p ---- 82 Gilman, IL ---- 10:53p 7:28p 11:10a 6:00p ---- 115 Rantoul, IL ---- 10:27p 7:02p 11:25a 6:15p 10:34p 129 Champaign-Urbana, IL 6:10a 10:14p 6:49p 12:05p 6:55p F11:13p 174 Mattoon, IL (Charleston) F 5:23a 9:31p 6:06p 12:29p 7:19p F11:37p 201 Effingham, IL F 4:57a 9:07p 5:42p 1:16p 8:06p F12:25a 254 Centralia, IL F 4:10a 8:23p 4:58p 1:49p 8:39p ---- 289 DuQuoin, IL ---- 7:51p 4:26p 2:45a 9:35p 1:21a 310 Ar Carbondale, IL Dp 3:16a 7:30a 4:05p To New From New Orleans Orleans D -- Stops to discharge passengers only. F -- Stops only on signal, or advance notice to conductor. M -- Passengers not carried locally between Homewood and Chicago except when connecting at Chicago with other Amtrak trains. Connections at Homewood with Metra Electric commuter rail to Chicago (Randolph Street Sta.).
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Services on the Illini and Saluki

  • Coaches: -- Reservations required.
  • Midwest Business Class:
    • Reservations required.
    • Deluxe coach seating
    • Complimentary newspaper and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Cafe Service -- Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages,
  • Bicycles:
    • A limited number of spaces are available to transport unboxed bicycles.
    • Reservations required; service charge applies.
    • Passenger assists in loading, securing, and unloading bicycle.
  • Baggage -- No checked baggage handling on this train.
  • Smoking -- Smoking is prohibited on this train.

Superliner service on the City of New Orleans (Trains 58 and 59)

  • Coaches -- Reservations required.
  • Sleeping cars:
    • First Class Superliner Service
    • Reservations required.
    • Amtrak's Metropolitan Lounge available in Chicago, and private waiting area available in New Orleans for First Class Service passengers.
  • Dining Car -- Complete meals
  • Sightseer Lounge -- Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages
  • Entertainment -- Feature movies, games, and hospitality hour
  • Trails and Rails Program -- In a cooperative effort with the National Park Service, an interpretive guide provides a narrative along the route (weekends only through May).
  • Baggage -- Checked baggage is handled at Chicago, Champaign-Urbana, and Carbondale.
  • Smoking -- Smoking is prohibited entirely on this train. Passengers may smoke on station platforms as announced by train crews, and must remain next to the train, ready to board immediately upon hearing the locomotive horn and verbal "All Aboard" calls.
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