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updated 12:20 PM UTC, Mar 26, 2019

Amtrak Shows Interest In Building $600M Northern Lights Express Route

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

There is an initial suggestion that rail service between the Twin Cities and the Twin Ports could return after 34 years. Amtrak has reportedly expressed interest in spending 600-million dollars on a route that would be called the Northern Lights Express.

Passengers would be carried between Minneapolis and Duluth-Superior, with four round trips offered each day. Federal grants and local matching funds would pay for the service. One Amtrak official says it could be running in a couple of years.

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