Red Wing could see a second Amtrak train that would run between the Twin Cities and Chicago as early as late this year.
The Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago, or TCMC train, will run on the same track as the Empire Builder.
Last week, The Wisconsin Department of Transportation together with MnDOT announced a $31.8 million federal grant for station and rail segment improvements to double passenger rail service and increase freight efficiency along the corridor, tentatively called the “Great River” route.
The second Amtrak train will make stops in Red Wing, Hastings, Wabasha, Lake City, Winona, Goodview, St. Charles, Cottage Grove, St. Paul, and St. Paul Park.
On the Wisconsin side stops would include Wisconsin Dells, Tomah and La Crosse.
For more information about the Amtrak project go to https://www.greatriverrail.org/.