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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.


News & Events

Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle Will Not Stop at Joliet Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 2015
Due to track work being performed by Union Pacific Railroad, Texas Eagle and Lincoln Service trains will not stop at Joliet, IL, on August 22 and 23. Please note that alternate transportation will not be provided. 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 >

Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle Service Changes Between Chicago and St. Louis - July 15 - July 24, 2015
As work continues to bring 110 mph speeds to the Lincoln Service, track and signal upgrades being performed by Union Pacific Railroad will affect the Lincoln Service and Texas Eagle. more >

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