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Amtrak passengers heading to buses after spending the night on 3 trains in Illinois
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 8:29 AM EST
More than 500 Amtrak passengers who spent the night onboard three trains stranded in snow in northern Illinois are finally heading to Chicago.
A third train loaded with 217 people spent the night at a rail yard in Galesburg, about 150 miles from Chicago. Magliari says Amtrak is still deciding whether to let the train travel along a different route or whether passengers should be placed on buses as well.
The trains that got stuck in blowing and drifting snow were heading to Chicago from Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area and Quincy, Ill.
Passengers spent the night sleeping and eating. Emergency crews were on standby.