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Chicago CN changes

This proposed shift is a catastrophe for Amtrak, and that’s not all.  The report is on the Illinois homepage.

This new route would circle Chicago instead of going right to union station. That could add two hours for Amtrak riders.
The Champaign county chamber of commerce says it would hit our community hard.
“Not having the ability to get to Chicago when we have so many businesses that do business outside of Champaign county, it’s not something we want to risk for our community,” says Laura Weis, president of the chamber of commerce.
The U of I and the city of champaign have also filed petitions to be apart of these hearings. Besides businesses.. they’re worried about students who rely on the trains to get home to Chicago.

Filed under: Regional USA Passenger Rail

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