“The IDOT/Amtrak/UP team has delivered travel times that will make a real difference to our customers: less than two hours from Chicago to Bloomington-Normal and shorter than three hours to Springfield, with end-to-end St. Louis-Chicago schedules of under five hours,” said Amtrak President Roger Harris. “Between the shorter schedules and having more than half of all the new state-owned Amtrak Midwest ‘Venture’ railcars now in service, we are completing a full makeover of this corridor service.
“We thank Senator Durbin and the rest of the Illinois congressional delegation for their leadership and support.”
Illinois DOT News Release and Amtrak Passenger Service Notice are attached as a PDF (above).
Sens. Durbin and Duckworth News Release at this link.
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