High-Speed Rail

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak’s Chicago-To-St. Louis Route Adds 110 MPH Trains In Part Of Downstate

Amtrak had a Thanksgiving present for its riders between Chicago and St. Louis — faster train schedules.


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LaHood, Schock Spar Over Prospects For High-Speed Rail

Want to know if high-speed rail plays in Peoria? It depends on which Peorian you ask.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

First High-Speed Train Leaves Union Station

High-speed rail service has arrived in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

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DOT OKs $197M In Funds For Part Of Chicago-Detroit High-Speed Rail Route

Michigan’s two U.S. Senators announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Transportation has released $196.5 million to begin work on a high-speed rail project that ultimately will help bring 110mph trains to 235 miles of the route between Detroit and Chicago.


A bullet train speeds through France. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Recent Train Catastrophes Raise Concerns About High-Speed Rail In Illinois

Critics fear that allowing 110 mph trains on the flat prairie rails of Illinois is just too dangerous, CBS2’s Mike Parker reports.


A bullet train speeds through France. (PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Quinn Announces $1.25 Million Expenditure To Study Bullet Trains For Illinois

The state of Illinois will spend $1.25 million to study whether bullet trains could one day whisk passengers between Chicago and Champaign-Urbana in less than an hour.


Union Station (CBS)

Architect Wants To Expand Union Station

CHICAGO (WBBM) — Union Station is running out of room for trains, even though Metra commuters are asking for more service, Amtrak is setting ridership records, and advocates want to make Union Station the hub […]

WBBM Newsradio–05/30/2011

French High Speed Rail V150 Train

Study Touts Benefits Of High-Speed Rail

Although Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida have rejected federal high-speed rail money, Illinois and 34 other states are fighting over it. A new study, funded by the manufacturing giant Siemens, sees plenty of advantages and believes support could grow quickly.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2011

French High Speed Rail V150 Train

Grant Expected For Chicago-Detroit High-Speed Rail

After focusing on building a high-speed rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis, the federal government is about to award money for a high-speed corridor to the east.

CBS Chicago–05/07/2011

French High Speed Rail V150 Train

State To Get Word On High-Speed Rail Grants

Illinois should learn in the next month if it will receive additional high-speed rail grants from the Obama administration.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

French High Speed Rail V150 Train

220 mph Bullet Train Suggested For Midwest

A new study says a Midwest bullet train could cost more than $83 billion, but it would also run at a speed of 220 mph.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2011

Railroad Crossing

Work Begins On High-Speed Rail To St. Louis

A new season of re-construction begins Saturday on the rail line between Chicago and St. Louis that Amtrak is transforming into a 110-mile-an-hour corridor.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley meets with Chinese Commerce Minister Chen Deming in Beijing to explain Chicago's new "Chicago: The Heart of America" campaign aimed at promoting stronger cultural and business ties between Chicago and China. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Daley Focusing On High-Speed Rail During China Visit

Mayor Richard M. Daley said Wednesday that finding investors for a high-speed train from the Loop to O’Hare International Airport is a top priority of his two-week trade mission to China, now underway.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2011

Railroad Crossing

Illinois Moves Ahead With High-Speed Rail Plans

Illinois came a step closer to high-speed rail on Tuesday, with a project that is bringing 6,000 new jobs.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2011

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Renewed Call For High-Speed Rail In Illinois

People who want to kick-start high speed rail in Illinois are at it again.

WBBM Newsradio–02/22/2011

High-Speed Train (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Deal Reached On Chicago-St. Louis High-Speed Rail

Federal, state and railroad officials have signed an agreement that they say moves Illinois closer to having high-speed passenger service between Chicago and St. Louis.


French High Speed Rail V150 Train

Illinois To Get Rail Money Rejected By Ohio, Wisconsin

Illinois will get a portion of the $1.2 billion in high-speed rail money that newly-elected governors in Ohio and Wisconsin do not want.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2010

Wisconsin Billboard

Wisconsin Dems Mock Gov.-Elect With Billboard

Democrats in Wisconsin are hurling some angry sarcasm at Wisconsin Gov.-elect Scott Walker, in the form of a billboard.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2010