Weather Delays
4:06 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Winter Storm Stalls Amtrak Trains

An Amtrak train, pictured here during better weather.
Credit Rich Egger

During winter weather, it’s common for flights to be canceled and roads to be closed.  Usually the trains still run without incident. 

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WIUM Local
8:24 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Great Dome Car Part of Illinois Zephyr Line During November

The Great Dome Car at the LaGrange Road station en route to Chicago
Jonathan Ahl

More than 100,000 people ride the Illinois Zephyr train line from Quincy to Chicago each year.  

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Amtrak Exhibit / Preservation Summit
8:53 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Busy Week in Burlington

Burlington Railroad Depot

The next few days will be extremely busy in Burlington as the city plays host to two related events.

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QC to Danville
2:05 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

East-West Passenger Rail Proposed for Illinois

Credit Rich Egger

A group of Illinois lawmakers is encouraging the state to study the feasibility of an east-west passenger rail corridor.

The route -- by bus at first, with the hope to eventually move to trains – would run from the Quad Cities to Danville. It would include stops in Galesburg, Peoria, Bloomington, and Champaign.

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Group Setting Goals
2:39 pm
Sat May 4, 2013

Promoting Amtrak Communities in Western Illinois

Amtrak at Macomb
Credit Rich Egger

Community leaders on the Amtrak line that runs through western Illinois hope to convince people to use the train for excursions within the region. They want to promote day trips and overnight stays along the line between Quincy and Princeton.

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