Rail/Rail Passenger

  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Bureau of Railroads, 2300 Dirksen Parkway
  • Springfield, IL 62764
  • Phone: (217) 782-2835

Purpose of the Program

This program provides railroad station improvement assistance to local governments for rehabilitating or constructing new rail passenger stations.  The department of Transportation works with local governments to extend existing Amtrak service and to provide rail passenger services in areas that do not receive Amtrak basic service.  State assistance is paid directly to Amtrak for operation subsidies.