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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

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 >

Illini Train 392 Departs One Hour Later
On Monday through Friday of each week starting April 24 until May 12, Train 392 will operate one hour later at all stations on the route, due to track work being performed by Canadian National Railway. more >

In the News: Along For the Ride: Illinois Amtrak improvements in final stretch
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Over the next few months, much of the project’s concluding work will take place in Madison and Macoupin counties in the Metro East area, roughly from Shipman to Granite City. more >

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