TCMC Second Train Project Advances

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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