The Chicago to St. Louis Corridor is serviced by the Amtrak Lincoln Service and the Texas Eagle. The Lincoln Service is one of four state-sponsored services within Illinois, meaning a portion of its funding is received from the Illinois Department of Transportation. This corridor is approximately 284 miles in length. Portions of it are owned by the Canadian National, the Union Pacific, the Kansas City Southern, and the Terminal Railroad Association.
Work on the corridor includes significant safety enhancements and upgrades to the signal and communications systems. This program is funded in part from grants received from the federal and state government. Following approval by the Federal Railroad Administration, trains will operate at higher speeds.
Additional information regarding these improvements may be found at www.idothsr.org.