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Progressive Railroading - June 29, 2021


The Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Intercity Passenger Rail project (TCMC Second Train) will receive $10 million from a more than $7 billion omnibus transportation funding package signed into law by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz last weekend.


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Bring Me the News- June 29, 2021


A transportation bill signed off this week by Gov. Tim Walz will create a second daily rail service between St. Paul and Chicago.


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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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