2nd daily St. Paul-to-Chicago Amtrak train expected in 2024
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A second Amtrak passenger train that will run between St. Paul and Chicago is expected to begin daily service in 2024, after Minnesota lawmakers set aside $10 million for the project.
The money from the state was the final piece needed to jump-start the additional round-trip service to Chicago's Union Station.
Minnesota now joins the federal government, Wisconsin and Amtrak in funding the $53.3 million capital portion of the project.
The trip would take about 7 1/2 hours and is expected to ferry about 124,000 passengers between St. Paul and Chicago each year.