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Welcome to the Illinois High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail website. This site has been created to facilitate public input and provide information about the process and schedule. We invite you to explore the site regarding these studies.

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  • Illinois Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn gives an update on high-speed rail project improvements in Illinois in this edition of Inside IDOT.


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In the News: Some trains shutting down April 3 for high-speed rail work
(The Bloomington Pantagraph) NORMAL - High-speed rail work will shut down some trains from Normal to Chicago and to St. Louis on April 3. more >

Amtrak Service Change Lincoln and Texas Eagle starting April 3, 2017
Construction continues to bring 110 mph speeds to the Lincoln Service. On Monday, April 3, track work will affect the Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle between Chicago and St. Louis, with chartered buses replacing trains in some instances. more >

In the News: Alton Station Looking for New Home
As plans continue with the Illinois High-Speed Rail Project, the Union Pacific Railroad Company is looking to donate the Alton Station to a not-for-profit organization. Alton Station is considered a historic building, which dates back to 1928. more >

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