Missouri

HIGH-SPEED PASSENGER RAIL IN MISSOURI

Missouri has received approximately $75 million in federal funding for high-speed rail projects to address capital improvements that will increase safety, efficiency and capacity, and upgrade equipment on the St. Louis to Kansas City rail corridor.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Improved on-time performance and reliability for the existing Missouri River Runner route
  • Planning for increased speed, over time, up to 90 miles per hour in suitable sections of the corridor
  • Increase ridership
  • Expand and improve passenger rail system in the Midwest Region

Types of Improvements

  • New, second rail bridge to eliminate bottlenecks on shared track
  • Infrastructure improvement projects in urban areas to ease congestion
  • Rail crossing safety improvements
  • Preliminary funding for engineering on six future improvement projects
  • New state rail plan
  • New equipment

CURRENT PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE

Missouri Corridor Map

  • Missouri's High Speed Passenger Rail map (pdf 554kb)
  • The Amtrak Missouri River Runner Service is sponsored by the state of Missouri.  It provides intercity passenger rail service between St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Service: Twice-daily, round-trip service
  • Ridership: increased by 20 percent in the last fiscal year
  • On-time performance: averaging above 90 percent for past two years
  • Customer Satisfaction: consistently ranked in top five of short-distance corridors