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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 Schedule Changes Due to Speed Increase
Amtrak will implement a schedule change for Chicago to St. Louis Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle trains, effective December 13. These schedules reflect a maximum authorized speed of 90 mph for Trains 300 - 307 and Trains 21 & 22. more >

Pritzker Administration Announces $10.1 Million Rail Improvement Project in Metro East
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today a $10.1 million project to modernize rail operations, improve safety and enhance the mobility of goods, people and services throughout Metro East. more >

Amtrak Midwest Service Alert COVID-19
Midwest Service Changes, Effective March 19 and 21, 2020 Amtrak Midwest service modifications due to reduced travel demand are in partnership with the Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri state transportation departments. more >

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Illinois High-Speed Rail Study Area Map

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