Updated Amtrak Route From Twin Cities To Chicago Set For 2025; Stop In La Crosse

Written by on November 17, 2023

The drive from La Crosse to Milwaukee is daunting.

By the time you reach Madison, you’re already sick of being in the car. To top it off, you still have at least another hour. And then, you have to contend with the traffic on the edge of the city.

It seems that battle may become a thing of the past.

An addition Amtrak route that will travel from the Twin Cities all the way to Chicago is set to begin construction soon. The project is estimated to be completed in 2025.

According to WIDOT:

TCMC service will follow Amtrak’s existing long-distance Empire Builder route between Chicago Union Station, Milwaukee Intermodal Station, and the Union Depot in St. Paul. In addition to the major metropolitan regions named above, the service connects the smaller intermediate station cities of Red Wing and Winona, Minnesota; La Crosse, Tomah, Wisconsin Dells, Portage, Columbus and Sturtevant, Wisconsin; and Glenview, Illinois.

Improvements to existing infrastructure will also be made. Take a look at of the route below.

Current track