Passenger Service Coming to Line?

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Passenger Service Coming to Line?

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:48 am

https://wqad.com/2019/06/04/illinois-ca ... nger-rail/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Emphasis mine:
The plan includes $225 million for the passenger rail project from Moline to Chicago. The line from Chicago to Bureau County is already in use for passenger trains, but the rest of the line is not.

A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Transportation had previously said, the state's continuing to negotiate with the group that owns the latter part, the Iowa Interstate Railroad.
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Re: Passenger Service Coming to Line?

Post by Rockingham Racer » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:50 am

This is the portion of the run that will leave the BNSF west of Princeton at Wyanet, and then go up to Moline from there, I believe.

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Re: Passenger Service Coming to Line?

Post by Jeff Smith » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 am

https://www.ourquadcities.com/news/4-th ... 2066318161

Apparently, there's an issue with Iowa Interstate:
The big holdup on it happening is the rail work that needs to be done and what seems to be the inability to reach a deal with Iowa Interstate Railroad to do it.
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