Amtrak has twice daily round-trip service to and from Chicago’s Union Station and Macomb. The expanded state service, known as the Carl Sandburg route (Trains 381 and 382), and the traditional Illinois Zephyr route (Trains 380 and 383) both reach Macomb. Illinois Zephyer leaves Macomb 7AM. Carl Sandburg leaves Macomb 6:18PM.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available nationwide through Amtrak.com, by calling 800-USA-RAIL, using Quik-Trak automated ticket machines or at an authorized travel agent such as Macomb Travel Center (309-833-5531), located in the Macomb Amtrak station.
Go West provides service for students needing a ride to or from the train station to meet Amtrak. Please see the Go West Schedulesfor more information.