Additional Amtrak service between Chicago-St. Paul begins this month

CHICAGO — Travelers looking to head to the Twin Cities will have another transit option beginning later this month.

Amtrak’s new Borealis service will provide a second daily trip between the two destinations, through Milwaukee, beginning May 21. The daily Empire Builder train also runs between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest, passing through Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Borealis will replace one of the Hiawatha service trains between Chicago and Milwaukee.

Trains heading toward the Twin Cities will depart Chicago in the late morning and make the trip in fewer than 8 hours.

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Regular coach fares are $41 each way. Trains will offer coach and business class seating and a cafe car, a statement from Amtrak said.

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