Lincoln Service


Lincoln Service

Infobox Amtrak
name = Lincoln Service
map_filename =
map_size =
numbers = 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307
even numbers northbound
odd numbers southbound
route = Chicago
Saint Louis, Missouri
distance = mi to km|284
start = 2006
end = present
owners = CN, UP, NS, KCS, TRRA
{| Railway line header

The "Lincoln Service" is a 284-mile (457 km) passenger train service operated by Amtrak that runs between Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. The train is a part of the "Illinois Service" rail network and is partially funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The train service uses the same track as the long-distance Amtrak route, the "Texas Eagle".

The "Lincoln Service" is a rebranding of the former "State House" route, which was named in recognition of the train's passing through Illinois' capital, Springfield. The building in which the Illinois General Assembly meets is properly called the State Capitol. The train route was originally run by the Alton Railroad, which merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad (GM&O) in 1947. By the time the GM&O merged with the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad in 1972, Amtrak had taken over passenger service.

As a result of continuing upgrades on the line between Chicago and St. Louis, two additional trains daily began running October 30 2006, for a total of five trains daily, including the "Texas Eagle" and "Ann Rutledge" which terminated beyond St. Louis, along with the rebranding of the "State House" service as part of the "Lincoln Service". Since April 2007 the "Ann Rutledge" operates only between Kansas City and St. Louis where it connects to the "Lincoln Service" trains. [cite press release| url=http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Copy/News_Release_Popup&;c=am2Copy&cid=1093554067341| title=Governor Blagojevich Announces Amtrak Lincoln Service to Start Running October 30th| publisher=Amtrak| date=2006-10-14| accessdate=2007-07-17| ]

The Metra "Heritage Corridor" commuter line uses the same route from Joliet to Union Station.

References

External links

* [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Route/Vertical_Route_Page&;c=am2Route&cid=1081256321807&ssid=133 Amtrak - "Illinois Service"]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lincoln, Illinois (Amtrak station) — Infobox Station style=Amtrak name=Lincoln, IL image size=150 image caption= address=Broadway and N. Chicago Sts. Lincoln, IL 62656 line=Amtrak: other= platform= parking= bicycle= passengers=19,497 pass year=2007 pass percent=27.9 opened= rebuilt …   Wikipedia

  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial — U.S. National Register of Historic Places U.S. National Historic Landmark District …   Wikipedia

  • Lincoln Industrial Corporation — (Lincoln) is a manufacturer of automated lubrication systems, manual lubrication equipment and industrial pumping systems. Founded in 1910, the company has been responsible for many of the inventions that established modern lubrication practices… …   Wikipedia

  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial — Nachbau der Lincoln Farm …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lincoln Memorial — National Register of Historic Places National Memorial …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lincoln, New Brunswick — Lincoln (2001 pop.: 2,850) is a Canadian suburban community in Sunbury County, New Brunswick.Located on the west bank of the Saint John River between Fredericton and Oromocto, Lincoln was one of the original United Empire Loyalist settlements… …   Wikipedia

  • Lincoln Hotel Eastgate (Lincoln) — Lincoln Hotel Eastgate country: United Kingdom, city: Lincoln (Centre) Lincoln Hotel Eastgate Location The Lincoln Hotel Eastgate is situated in the centre of Lincoln and is right next to the Cathedral. The hotel is also within easy reach from… …   International hotels

  • Lincoln Memorial University — Motto We Wear His Name Proudly Established 1897 Type Private President B. James Dawso …   Wikipedia

  • Lincoln (Nebraska) — Lincoln Spitzname: Star City Skyline von Lincoln Lage im County und im Bundesstaat …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lincoln Journal Star — Type Daily newspaper Format Broadsheet Owner Lee Enterprises Editor Michael Nelson Founded 1995 (merger) …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.