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Train service to Chicago is growing

Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers traveling to Chicago by train will have more and faster service as ridership and revenues continue to grow. Amtrak and the Indiana Department of Transportation announced a new schedule for service between Indianapolis and Chicago. The new schedule for the Hoosier State, which operates four days weekly, is also […]

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Business-class train service now making trips to Chicago

Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new business-class train service that provides daily round trips between Indianapolis and Chicago is up and running. “As far back as anyone can remember there’s only been coach service on the train,” Will Wingfield, Indiana Department of Transportation spokesperson, said. “We brought in a private contractor, Iowa Pacific, to […]

Commentary: Slow train to Chicago


Commentary: Slow train to Chicago

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com I tell my East Coast friends who aren’t from Indianapolis and who haven’t lived in the hidden treasure that is our proud city, that Chicago is our New York. It’s the big brother city up the road. We feel linked to Chicago whether Chicago acknowledges us at all. It’s where we […]

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Rail project underway in Northwest Indiana

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State and federal officials kicked off a $71.4 million rail project Thursday that’s meant to improve train service between the town of Porter and the Illinois state line. The Indiana Gateway project will improve seven locations on Norfolk Southern’s Chicago Line and one on the Amtrak Michigan Line. Norfolk Southern […]