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Inaugural Amtrak Borealis Welcome Event

May 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Tickets are now available for a second daily Amtrak service between the Twin Cities and Chicago, via Milwaukee: New state-sponsored Borealis trains originate from St. Paul at midday and from Chicago in the late morning.
The inaugural run of the Borealis passenger train will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, with a stop in Winona’s Amtrak Depot, 65 East Mark Street, at 1:40pm. The train will then depart for Chicago at 1:45pm.
There will be a welcoming ceremony at the depot starting at 12:45pm with comments by legislators, regional and local dignitaries, along with a proclamation of Borealis Day by Winona Mayor Scott Sherman. The Winona Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will do a ribbon cutting at 1:40pm.
Some vendor booths and refreshments will be available. The public is invited and encouraged to attend this celebratory event at 12:45pm and join in to welcome the new Borealis train which will run daily between St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL.
Train Schedule:
Borealis Train (Eastbound)
  • Depart St Paul (Union Depot) at 11:50am
  • Arrives Winona (Winona Station) at 1:40pm
  • Arrives Chicago at 7:14pm
Borealis Train (Westbound)
  • Departs Chicago at 11:05am
  • Departs Winona (Winona Station) at 4:36pm
  • Arrives St Paul (Union Depot) at 6:29pm
For more information about the inaugural event at the Winona Train Depot, please contact Pat Mutter at 507-452-0735.


Amtrak Depot
65 East 11th St.
Winona, 55987
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