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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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Normal RR crossings closed Tuesday, Wednesday evenings
(NORMAL) - Four Normal railroad crossings will close during evening hours Tuesday and Wednesday for repairs. more >

Amtrak Service Changes on Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle Trains from May 15 - May 24, 2017
Construction continues to bring higher speeds to the Lincoln Service. On the dates indicated below, track work will affect the Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle between Chicago and St. Louis. more >

New Siemens Charger Locomotives Begin Testing
(CHICAGO) – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that new Siemens SC-44 Charger locomotives have begun testing in Illinois. more >

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