Amtrak officials say a train route connecting the Twin Cities, Milwaukee, and Chicago is coming by 2024. W-K-B-T Television reports an announcement was made about the new service at the train station in La Crosse Wednesday. The new route will carry both passengers and cargo – and it will be added to the Empire Builder which already serves western Wisconsin. Thirty-two-million dollars from the federal government will help speed up the process. Among the anticipated stops along the route are cities like Winona, Minnesota, and Tomah. Amtrak projects the route will carry more than 124-thousand passengers in its first year.

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