Intercity Rail - Sioux Line and Sioux Spur (fantasy transit)
The Sioux Line heads southwest from the Twin Cities metro to the main city in northwestern Iowa. It follows mostly Union Pacific trackage, with a combination Union Pacific and Chicago-Central-and-Pacific line between Le Mars and Sioux City.
The Sioux Spur splits off the Sioux line at Worthington to connect to South Dakota's largest city. Southwest of Worthington, this line splits off the Union Pacific tracks and follows a combination of Minnesota Southern Railway, former Ellis-and-Eastern right-of-way, and BNSF trackage westward to Sioux Falls.
|Stations along combined section
||Stations south of Worthington
||Station along Spur
Travel Time Estimation
|From||To||Distance (miles)||Travel Time||Cumulative Distance (miles)||Cumulative Time|
|St. Paul||Shakopee||28.1||31 min||28.1||31 min|
|Shakopee||St. Peter||44.5||40 min||72.6||1 hr 11 min|
|St. Peter||Mankato||11.2||15 min||83.8||1 hr 26 min|
|Mankato||St. James||35.0||33 min||118.8||1 hr 59 min|
|St. James||Worthington||56.5||49 min||175.3||2 hr 48 min|
|Worthington||Sheldon||33.7||31 min||209.0||3 hr 19 min|
|Sheldon||Le Mars||32.9||31 min||241.9||3 hr 50 min|
|Le Mars||Sioux City||24.6||27 min||266.5||4 hr 17 min|
|Worthington||Sioux Falls||63.2||56 min||238.5||3 hr 44 min|
Travel times assume trains traveling at the speed limit with no stoppages or speed restrictions. Travel times also include 5 minutes per leg to represent slowdown approaching a station, speed-up departing a station, and station dwell time.
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