Amtrack in Illinois

CARBONDALE - Governor Rod R. Blagojevich announced today that beginning October 30th, Illinois’ partnership with Amtrak will more than double state-sponsored passenger rail service downstate.

State-supported roundtrips will increase from three daily roundtrips to seven daily roundtrips between Chicago and downstate destinations – including the Saluki, the new Chicago-Carbondale train.

The expanded service comes after news that all state-sponsored Amtrak routes posted record ridership levels for Illinois’ Fiscal Year 2006; the expansion includes an additional round-trip on the Chicago-Carbondale line.

Tickets for the new routes go on sale today.

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