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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 St. Louis and Chicago on Select Dates in November 2014
Railroad track and signal upgrades being performed by Union Pacific Railroad, will affect Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle more >

Extra Helping of Amtrak Illinois Trains for Thanksgiving Sunday, November 30th.
CHICAGO – To accommodate an expected increase in holiday passengers, Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation are offering additional round-trips on Nov. 30, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, between Chicago and Bloomington/Normal and on the Chicago-Quincy corridor, via Galesburg and Macomb more >

Work delayed on high-speed rail near Normal
NORMAL, Ill. — State transportation officials say work on the infrastructure for high-speed rail in central Illinois has been delayed until spring. The timetable has been pushed back because of inclement weather, according to Paris Ervin, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Transportation. more >

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