Amtrak’s Hiawatha corridor set a ridership record in 2012, carrying 832,500 passengers, up from 823,163 in 2011 when ridership surpassed 800,000 for the first time. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said the record ridership was the ninth record set in the last 10 years.The more salient timing may be the approximately 75 minutes between Union Station and Milwaukee's Airport Station, with ample parking and easy access to the freeway.
Amtrak’s Hiawatha Service operates between Milwaukee and Chicago, with seven round-trips Monday through Saturday, and six round-trips on Sunday. The 86-mile trip from Milwaukee to Chicago takes approximately 90 minutes.
Is it too much to ask for free rein to 110 again, and for a proper lunch-lounge car?