Illinois: Amtrak’s eclipse train to Carbondale sold out in 22 hours

August 11, 2017


CARBONDALE — Tickets for same-day, round-trip Amtrak service to Carbondale on the day of the eclipse sold out mere hours after the special train was announced earlier this week.

Would-be travelers from Champaign and Chicago pounced on the last-ditch opportunity to experience the total solar eclipse without a need for lodging, as accommodations in the Carbondale area are now more or less booked solid.

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