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Huntley station

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Owned byCity of Huntley
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
  Future Services  
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Black Hawk
toward Chicago

Huntley station is a proposed train station in Huntley, Illinois, for a new Chicago-Rockford-Dubuque Amtrak corridor that was scheduled to start service by the end of 2015. However, plans were put on hold by Governor Bruce Rauner.[1][2]

Route[edit | edit source]

Originally, the route would have run on the same tracks the former Black Hawk line used from 1974-1981, omitting Huntley. However, following unsuccessful negotiations with the Canadian National Railway (owner of former Black Hawk line's route), the state of Illinois switched to a new route along the Union Pacific Railroad which includes Belvidere and Huntley.[3]

Funding[edit | edit source]

Although funding for the platform comes from the state, the village of Huntley was not prepared for their inclusion on the new Amtrak route, and so does not currently have funds set aside for a station building.[4] On November 20, 2014, it was announced that Illinois would be contributing $2.9 million toward the $3.55 million project. This would go towards a platform, parking, and station building. Had the rail line project not been put on hold, the station would have been completed in November 2015.[5]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Amtrak rail service between Chicago and Rockford to begin in 2015". Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  2. "Local Lawmakers Evaluate Amtrak Service to Rockford". www.repbrianstewart.com. Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  3. "$223 Million Announced to Restore Chicago to Rockford Amtrak Service". Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  4. "State Funds For Amtrak Stop Not Enough To Build Huntley Station". Retrieved 2014-08-10.
  5. "Huntley's Amtrak station should be ready November 2015". Retrieved 30 November 2014.

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