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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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City, Bertinetti work to finalize lease agreement with Amtrak
CARLINVILLE (Oct. 5, 2017) – Although Carlinville’s train station is complete, the doors remain closed as a lease issue between the city of Carlinville and Amtrak concerning liability insurance remains the last stumbling block. more >

Rail Crossings Closures Continue
High speed rail crossing upgrade work in Godfrey is nearly complete. The crossings at Humbert, Tolle, and Alby, have been closed at various times, and Pearl Street will be the last of the crossings to be worked on as IDOT makes upgrades as the higher-speed service nears reality. more >

Alton Regional Multimodal station opens Friday
ALTON — The Illinois Department of Transportation was joined today by the City of Alton and Amtrak to announce the completion of the new Regional Multimodal Transportation Center. more >

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