Railway Age - June 29, 2021


The project will add a second daily round-trip passenger train to the 411-mile corridor between the Twin Cities (St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minn.) and Chicago, Ill. The service will be operated by Amtrak and follow Amtrak’s existing long-distance Empire Builder route. There will be 13 station stops, shared with Amtrak’s Hiawatha and Empire Builder routes. Service is slated to begin in 2024 with an annual ridership of 124,000.


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The Business Journals - June 29, 2021


A second Amtrak passenger train that will run between St. Paul and Chicago is expected to begin daily service in 2024, after Minnesota lawmakers set aside $10 million for the project.

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Associated Press - June 29, 2021


A second Amtrak passenger train that will run between St. Paul and Chicago is expected to begin daily service in 2024, after Minnesota lawmakers set aside $10 million for the project.

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