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Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District - Public Transit Before The MTD
... In 1854 the first rail lines in the region were laid 2 miles west of Urbana by the Illinois Central Railroad ... The city of Urbana initially wanted nothing to do with the new railroad economy, so a new city, originally named West Urbana, was created to help ... In 1860 West Urbana was renamed Champaign, and subsequently developed into an important railroad town ...

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