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List of Illinois railroads

The following railroads are operating in the U.S. state of Illinois.

Current railroads

Common freight carriers

Private freight carriers

Proposed railroads

Passenger carriers

Illinois passenger rail
‡ = temporarily closed for reconstruction
◇ = under construction
 
Amtrak to Upper Midwest [note 1]
 Fox Lake 
(planned)
Rockford
2027
Ingleside
(planned)
Belvidere
2027
Long Lake
(planned)
Huntley
2027
 Antioch 
 Harvard 
Lake Villa
Woodstock
Round Lake Beach
Crystal Lake
Washington Street
 McHenry 
Winthrop Harbor
Pingree Road
Zion
 Elburn 
Round Lake
La Fox
Grayslake
Geneva
Prairie Crossing
Mundelein
Libertyville
 Big Timber Road 
Cary
Elgin
Fox River Grove
National Street
Waukegan
Vernon Hills
North Chicago
Prairie View
Great Lakes
Barrington
Lake Bluff
West Chicago
Buffalo Grove
Winfield
Wheeling
Palatine
Lake Forest MD-N
Bartlett
Lake Forest UP-N
Hanover Park
Fort Sheridan
Schaumburg
Highwood
Roselle
Highland Park
Medinah
Ravinia
Itasca
Ravinia Park
Handicapped/disabled access (Seasonal)
Arlington Park
Braeside
Arlington Heights
Prospect Heights
Wheaton
Deerfield
College Avenue
Lake Cook Road
Glen Ellyn
Northbrook
Lombard
Glencoe
Villa Park
Hubbard Woods
Elmhurst
Winnetka
Mount Prospect
Indian Hill
Cumberland
Kenilworth
ATS O'Hare International Airport O'Hare Transfer
Des Plaines
Rosemont
North Glenview
Wood Dale
Glenview Amtrak
Bensenville
Golf
Mannheim
Schiller Park
Franklin Park
Belmont Avenue
Berkeley
Wilmette
Bellwood
Evanston Central Street
Melrose Park
Evanston Davis Street
River Grove
Evanston Main Street
Dee Road
Morton Grove
Park Ridge
Edgebrook
Edison Park
Forest Glen
Elmwood Park
Norwood Park
Mont Clare
Gladstone Park
Mars
Jefferson Park
Galewood
Irving Park
Hanson Park
Mayfair
Grand/Cicero
Grayland
Healy
Rogers Park
Maywood
Peterson/Ridge
opens May 20
River Forest
Ravenswood
Oak Park
Clybourn
Kedzie
Western Avenue
 Ogilvie 
Amtrak  Chicago Union Station 
 Millennium Station South Shore Line
 LaSalle Street 
Van Buren Street
Halsted Street
Museum Campus/11th Street
Western Avenue
18th Street
35th Street
Cicero
McCormick Place
La Vergne
27th Street
Berwyn
47th Street (Kenwood)
Harlem Avenue
51st–53rd Street (Hyde Park)
Riverside
55th–56th–57th Street
Hollywood
59th Street/University of Chicago
Brookfield
63rd Street
Congress Park
Stony Island
75th Street (Grand Crossing)
Bryn Mawr
Amtrak La Grange Road
South Shore
79th Street (Chatham)
Windsor Park
83rd Street (Avalon Park)
Cheltenham
87th Street (Woodruff)
83rd Street
91st Street (Chesterfield)
87th Street
95th Street/CSU
 South Chicago 
103rd Street (Rosemoor)
Amtrak to Michigan, East Coast [note 2]
Stone Avenue
107th Street
Western Springs
111th Street (Pullman)
Highlands
Kensington/115th Street
RI Connection (planned)
Hegewisch
2025
Auburn Park
Amtrak Summit
Gresham
Wrightwood
Ashburn
Brainerd
91st Street–Beverly Hills
Riverdale
95th Street–Beverly Hills
95th Street–Longwood
99th Street–Beverly Hills
Ivanhoe
103rd Street–Beverly Hills
103rd Street–Washington Heights
107th Street–Beverly Hills
State Street
111th Street–Morgan Park
Stewart Ridge
115th Street–Morgan Park
West Pullman
119th Street
Racine Avenue
123rd Street
Ashland/Calumet Park
Prairie Street
Burr Oak
Willow Springs
 Blue Island–Vermont Street 
Hinsdale
Robbins
West Hinsdale
Midlothian
Clarendon Hills
Oak Forest
Westmont
Tinley Park
Fairview Avenue
Tinley Park–80th Avenue
Downers Grove Main Street
Hickory Creek
Belmont
Mokena
Lisle
147th Street (Sibley Boulevard)
Amtrak Naperville
Harvey
Route 59
Hazel Crest
Lemont
Calumet
Oak Lawn
Homewood ‡ (Amtrak only)
Chicago Ridge
Flossmoor
Worth
Olympia Fields
Palos Heights
211th Street (Lincoln Highway)
Palos Park
Matteson
Orland Park 143rd Street
Richton Park
Orland Park 153rd Street
 University Park 
Romeoville
Orland Park 179th Street
Lockport
New Lenox
Amtrak  Joliet 
Laraway Road
 Aurora 
 Manhattan 
Plano
Kankakee
Mendota
Dwight
Princeton
Gilman
(proposed)
Geneseo
Pontiac
(proposed)
Rantoul
Kewanee
Normal
Champaign–Urbana
Galesburg
Lincoln
Mattoon
Springfield
Macomb
Carlinville
Effingham
Quincy
Alton
Centralia
Du Quoin
Key
ADA-Accessible station
Amtrak Amtrak services
Amtrak state-supported services
Planned/proposed

    Metra commuter rail    

BNSF Line
Heritage Corridor
Metra Electric District
Milwaukee District North Line
Milwaukee District West Line
North Central Service
Rock Island District
SouthWest Service
Union Pacific North Line
Union Pacific Northwest Line
Union Pacific West Line
Metra intercity service (planned)
Rockford Intercity
Passenger Rail
South Shore Line
Northern Indiana Commuter
Transportation District

See also

Defunct railroads

This transport-related list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (October 2021)
Name Mark System[nb 1] From To Successor Notes
Addison Railroad IC 1890 1892 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad
Albany Railroad Bridge Company CNW 1857 1909 Chicago and North Western Railway
Alton Railroad A GM&O 1931 1947 Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad
Alton and Eastern Railroad ITC 1925 1937 Illinois Terminal Railroad
Alton and St. Louis Railroad GM&O 1859 1899 Chicago and Alton Railroad
Alton and Sangamon Railroad GM&O 1847 1852 Chicago and Mississippi Railroad
Alton and Southern Railroad MP/ SSW 1910 1968 Alton and Southern Railway
Alton and Southern Railway MP/ SSW 1911 1913 Alton and Southern Railroad
Alton Terminal Railway ITC 1889 1937 Illinois Terminal Railroad
American Bottom Lime, Marble and Coal Company 1857 1873 East St. Louis and Carondelet Railway
American Central Railway CB&Q 1859 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Ashdale and Thomson Railway MILW 1902 1903 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad ATSF 1889 1895 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Chicago ATSF 1887 1902 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway ATSF ATSF 1895 1996 BNSF Railway
Atlanta and Lawndale Railroad GM&O 1905 1915 Chicago and Alton Railroad
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad MILW 1865 1872 Chicago and Pacific Railroad
Aurora Branch Railroad CB&Q 1849 1852 Chicago and Aurora Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad B&O, BO B&O 1874 1987 Chesapeake and Ohio Railway
Baltimore and Ohio and Chicago Railroad B&O 1876 1949 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Connecting Railroad B&O 1892 1990 CSX Transportation
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railroad B&O 1899 1949 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railway B&O 1893 1899 St. Louis, Springfield and Vincennes Railway
Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Chicago Railway B&O 1873 1876 Baltimore and Ohio and Chicago Railroad
Belleville and Carondelet Railroad IC 1881 1897 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
Belleville, Centralia and Eastern Railroad SOU 1889 1889 Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Consolidated Railroad
Belleville City Railway IC 1867 1895 St. Louis, Belleville and Southern Railway
Belleville and Eldorado Railroad IC 1861 1897 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
Belleville and Illinoistown Railroad NYC 1849 1856 Terre Haute, Alton and St. Louis Railroad
Belleville and O'Fallon Railroad L&N 1869 1871 St. Louis and Southeastern Railway
Belleville and Southern Illinois Railroad IC 1857 1897 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
Benton Southern Railroad IC 1915 1946 Illinois Central Railroad
Bloomington and Ohio River Railroad WAB 1869 1872 Chicago and Paducah Railroad
Bloomington and Pekin Railroad NYC 1853 1867 Danville, Urbana, Bloomington and Pekin Railroad
Blue Island Railroad IC 1891 1987 Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation
Bridgeport and South Chicago Railroad B&O 1887 1890 Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad
Bureau County Mineral Railway MILW 1904 1909 Rochelle and Southern Railway
Burlington, Monmouth and Illinois River Railway MSTL 1875 1881 Peoria and Farmington Railway
Burlington Northern Inc. BN 1970 1981 Burlington Northern Railroad
Burlington Northern Railroad BN 1981 1996 BNSF Railway
Cairo and St. Louis Railroad GM&O 1865 1881 St. Louis and Cairo Railroad
Cairo Terminal Railroad CTML 1982 1996 Shawnee Terminal Railway
Cairo and Thebes Railroad MP 1905 1956 Missouri Pacific Railroad
Cairo and Vincennes Railroad NYC 1867 1880 Cairo and Vincennes Railway
Cairo and Vincennes Railway NYC 1880 1881 Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railway
Cairo, Vincennes and Chicago Railway NYC 1889 1913 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway
Calumet and Blue Island Railway EJ&E 1889 1897 Chicago, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway
Calumet, Hammond and Southeastern Railroad 1906 1919 Chicago Short Line Railway
Calumet River Railway PRR 1883 1901 South Chicago and Southern Railroad
Calumet and Southeastern Railroad 1902 1909 Chicago, West Pullman and Southern Railroad
Calumet Western Railway NYC/ PRR/ RI 1897 Still exists as a nonoperating subsidiary of Chicago Rail Link
Camanche, Albany and Mendota Railroad CB&Q 1856 1859 Illinois Grand Trunk Railway
Carbondale and Shawneetown Railroad IC 1869 1897 St. Louis, Alton and Terre Haute Railroad
Carthage and Burlington Railroad CB&Q 1867 1899 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Casey and Kansas Railroad 1926 1937 N/A
Central Illinois Railway 1905 1906 Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway
Central Illinois and Wisconsin Railway MILW 1880 1900 Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway
Central Iowa Railway MSTL 1882 1886 Iowa Central Railway
Central Military Tract Railroad CB&Q 1851 1856 Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Central Terminal Railway CP 1911 1987 Soo Line Railroad
Central Wisconsin Railroad CWRC 1982 1985 Wisconsin and Calumet Railroad
Centralia and Altamont Railroad