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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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  • This video has been developed by the Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) to provide a broad overview of the Track Renewal Train (TRT) construction process. Some of the content within this video may not apply to the Illinois High-Speed Rail Construction.

 

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Work start on first station along high-speed rail line
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Construction is about to begin on the first station of a planned high-speed rail line between Chicago and St. Louis. According to The Daily Journal in Kankakee (http://bit.ly/1IZZN7r ), officials will break ground Tuesday on the $3.26 million station in Dwight. more >

All hail to high-speed rail
We, Americans, tend to be fiercely independent, and one of the primary ways we show it, is by insisting on using our own vehicles to travel everywhere we go. more >

Seminary closed as railroad goes high-speed
ALTON — Part of an Upper Alton street is closed for more than a month while crews replace the Union Pacific railroad bridge and install shared rail tracks accommodating regular and higher-speed trains. more >

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