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#41 Bob Dylan

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 07:58 AM


 Next step would be double-tracking from Joliet-Bloomington and possibly further south which would permit additional frequency and eventual service to Peoria. 

 
Has there been serious talk about service to Peoria?  I haven't really been following progress on the Illinois trains since leaving Chicago.
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Posted 07 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

 

 Next step would be double-tracking from Joliet-Bloomington and possibly further south which would permit additional frequency and eventual service to Peoria. 

 

Has there been serious talk about service to Peoria?  I haven't really been following progress on the Illinois trains since leaving Chicago.

 

There was an Amtrak/IDOT study about 5ish years ago that gave a high level look at a number of route options and, IIRC, ultimately recommended improved/expanded Thruway bus connections between Peoria and Normal.



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 08:02 AM

Track improvements are now mostly done and the new signal system for 110mph is being installed now.

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