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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.


News & Events

Public Meeting on Springfield’s Third Street Rail Corridor
The Illinois Department of Transportation will host a public meeting Thursday, Aug. 17, to discuss improvements to the Third Street railroad corridor as part the ongoing Chicago-to-St. Louis passenger rail improvements. more >

Springfield Third Street Fencing
New fence to be added to Third Street Railroad Corridor. more >

Saluki 390 Departs Two Hours Earlier
Due to track improvements being performed by Canadian National Railroad, Train 390 will depart all stations two hours earlier on weekdays only, starting July 19 through Aug.4. more >

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