Amtrak passengers will be off the tracks and on the buses Monday as work resumes on high-speed rail lines between St. Louis and Chicago.
The passenger line announced the plan to accommodate riders with charter buses as needed. Amtrak also announced they are on pace to hit a record of almost 1.5 million passengers this year.
High-speed rail construction resumes near Alton next week.
Transportation officials have put plan for Springfield on hold as representatives from the city, state, federal governments and railways work on a compromise for increased train traffic through Springfield.