U.S., Minnesota: More trains, more options

A Letter to the Editor of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune from Corridor Rail Development Corporation Executive Chairman James E. Coston; October 11, 2020

It was encouraging to read Janet Moore’s Sunday story on the need for a second daily passenger train between the Twin Cities and Chicago (“Proposed 2nd daily train to Chicago gets $32M boost from feds,” Oct. 4).

Readers need to understand, however, that the need for a second train serving the Chicago-Milwaukee-Twin Cities corridor is not driven solely by the scheduling problems of the lone daily eastbound train now serving this route, Amtrak’s Seattle-Chicago Empire Builder, which is often delayed by heavy freight-train traffic on the Northern Plains.

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