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Amtrak's Hoosier State

Chicago - Indianapolis

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Indianapolis - Washington service is available on the Cardinal thrice weekly.

Services on the Hoosier State.
Connecting services.

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  R850                Train Number                     R851
SuMoWeFr*          Days of Operation                  SuTuWeFr*
Read down                                             Read up
  5:45p    0  Dp  Chicago, IL (Union Sta.) (CT)  Ar   10:20a
  6:57p   29      Dyer, IN                             8:43a
  7:41p   74      Rensselaer, IN           (CT)        8:00a
  9:43p  121      Lafayette, IN           (EST)        8:02a
 10:15a  149      Crawfordsville, IN                   7:28a
 11:35a  196  Ar  Indianapolis, IN        (EST)  Dp    6:30a

R -- All reserved train.


  • * On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings train 850 will operate between Chicago and Indianapolis in the consist of train 50, the Cardinal.
  • * On Monday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, train 851 will operate between Indianapolis and Chicago in the consist of train 51, the Cardinal.

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Services on the Hoosier State

  • Coaches -- Reservations required.
  • Dinette -- Sandwiches, snacks, and beverages
  • Dining Car on days the Cardinal operates:
    • Complete meals.
    • Dinner available departing Chicago Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday only.
    • Breakfast available between Indianapolis and Chicago Monday, Thursday, and Saturday only.
  • Baggage Service -- No checked baggage. Baggage may be hand carried on board this train.
  • Smoking -- No smoking on the Hoosier State.
Additional services are available between Chicago and Indianapolis when this train operates as part of the Cardinal.

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