About the Project

Where Are We Now?

Program Activities

New locomotives and passenger rail cars have been delivered and are in operation on the corridor. Passenger trains on the Chicago to St. Louis Corridor are operating at speeds up to 90 mph. Testing of trains at 110 mph are underway. Once complete and approved, schedules will be modified for the reduced travel times and trains will begin operating at speeds up to 110 mph. It is anticipated this will be complete by 2023.

Springfield - 3rd Street and 10th Street Projects

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) completed all improvements along the existing Amtrak Lincoln Service route on 3rd Street. These enhancements are designed to increase safety and accommodate the operation of higher speed passenger trains.

The City of Springfield has taken the lead on the Springfield Consolidation Plan, also known as the 10th Street Improvements. This plan, supported by IDOT, provides for the relocation of all 3rd Street rail traffic to 10th Street sometime in the future. For more information about the City of Springfield-led 10th Street project, please visit http://springfieldrailroad.com.

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