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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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Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle Service Changes Between Chicago and St. Louis - May 2 through May 5, 2016
As work continues to bring 110 mph speeds to the Lincoln Service, track and signal upgrades being performed by Union Pacific Railroad will affect Amtrak service... more >

High-Speed Rail public meeting to be held in Wilmington, May 5th
The Illinois Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 5, 2016 concerning the Illinois High-Speed Rail Kankakee River Bridge and Track Improvements Supplemental Environmental Assessment. more >

Groundbreaking takes place for new Pontiac train depot
(WJEZ) - PONTIAC - Groundbreaking was done Wednesday afternoon for the new train depot in Pontiac. The facility construction will be completed within a year’s time... more >

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