Intercity Rail - Southland Line (fantasy transit)


This line connects two of the larger cities in Greater Minnesota (#4 and #2 outside the Twin Cities) and would utilize former Dakota Minnesota and Eastern (now part of Canadian Pacific) trackage that parallels US Highway 14, then follow the Empire Builder routing to La Crosse.






Travel Time Estimation

From To Distance (miles) Travel Time Cumulative Distance (miles) Cumulative Time
Mankato Waseca 30.8 30 min 30.8 30 min
Waseca Owatonna 13.9 16 min 44.7 46 min
Owatonna Rochester 39.2 38 min 83.9 1 hr 24 min
Rochester Winona 49.7 46 min 133.6 2 hr 10 min
Winona La Crosse 26.7 25 min 160.3 2 hr 35 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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