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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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In the News: Alton Station Looking for New Home
As plans continue with the Illinois High-Speed Rail Project, the Union Pacific Railroad Company is looking to donate the Alton Station to a not-for-profit organization. Alton Station is considered a historic building, which dates back to 1928. more >

In the News: Blankenhorn: IDOT continuing high-speed rail upgrades
A few weeks ago, I was in northeastern Illinois to open a new passenger rail station in Dwight, one of our state’s great communities. Spacious, modern, bright, outfitted with the latest traveler amenities, more >

In the News: High-Speed Rail Project Almost Complete
SPRINGFIELD – The high-speed rail project in the capitol city is almost ready. Only $25-million dollars of work is left, with construction set to start in the spring. Safety and bridge improvements still need to be finished. more >

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