Thursday, April 05, 2012

Michigan trackwork to relieve slow orders, restore Amtrak service

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Following work set to begin April 16, Amtrak Wolverine Service and Blue Water passengers can expect normal travel times on Norfolk Southern tracks in Michigan by early May.

While NS crews work to eliminate the temporary "slow orders" the railroad imposed on March 15, certain trains will be cancelled, have different schedules or have segments covered by dedicated motor coaches, to allow completion of trackwork on April 16, 17 and 18. Amtrak service in mid-Michigan will continue to be delayed from 45 to 90 minutes on Pontiac-Detroit-Chicago Wolverine trains, with lesser delays to the Blue Water trains to and from Chicago and Port Huron.

Further significant temporary changes to accommodate track work after April 18 will be announced as details become available.

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