Amtrak Illinois Agreement Signed

CHICAGO – The state of Illinois, Amtrak and Union Pacific will work together to develop a high-speed Chicago-St. Louis passenger rail corridor, Amtrak said.

“Amtrak is looking forward to operating high-speed trains on the Lincoln Service corridor between Chicago and St. Louis. We’ve been privileged to partner with Illinois DOT for more than 39 years and together we have built a system that transports nearly two million passengers to and from our Chicago Hub,” said Amtrak President and CEO Joseph Boardman.

“As America’s intercity passenger railroad and the only current operator of high-speed rail service, we look forward to working together with our state partners in the coming years to connect even more passengers and places in the Midwest and other regions with high-speed trains.”