train service http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois Amtrak routes will get new bi-level cars http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-amtrak-routes-will-get-new-bi-level-cars <p>Illinois will acquire new rail cars for all of the in-state Amtrak routes. Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider said the new cars will address the increase in ridership experienced by the service for the past five or six years.</p><p>&ldquo;They&#39;re going to be bi-level cars,&rdquo; Schneider said. &ldquo;It allows us to transport more passengers on the same footprint, so it makes it more efficient and it gives us opportunity to expand service without having to add train sets.&rdquo;</p><p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 15:39:41 +0000 WNIJ 14633 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Amtrak routes will get new bi-level cars