Amtrak Chicago Improvements

Amtrak and its Midwest partners have been awarded more than $101 million to improve existing routes and advance plans to expand Amtrak service as part of CHIP, the Chicago Hub Improvement Program.

These Fed-State grants will help improve the customer experience in Chicago for Amtrak and Metra commuter rail customers – a key CHIP goal — by funding renovation and expansion of the station platforms, improving passenger access and capacity, bringing the platforms into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act standards, and improving ventilation systems and air quality. This work also includes repurposing platforms designed for mail handling that have been unused since 2005, enabling their use for passengers and supporting long-term rail service expansion across the Midwest.

-via Press Release

This article was posted on: December 11, 2023