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Amtrak fare sale warms up winter

Amtrak fare sale warms up winter

Amtrak travel is always a good deal, but for wallets and pocketbooks emptied by holiday spending, Amtrak is offering an even greater deal with discounts of 20 percent for trips in Illinois, Michigan and Missouri through this winter and early spring.

Discounts are available on Amtrak routes between Chicago and downstate Illinois, including on Lincoln Service, Illinois Zephyr/Carl Sandburg and Illini/Saluki. In addition, savings are available on Wolverine Service, Blue Water and Pere Marquette routes between Chicago and Michigan and on the Missouri River Runner between Kansas City and St. Louis.

Terms and conditions vary, but big savings are possible by visiting and using information under the “Deals” tab to buy the travel using the “Book Now” feature through April 29 in Illinois and Michigan, April 28 in Missouri.

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