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Dolton, Riverdale should get faster freight trains in two years, with rail construction project


Rail lines crossing the intersection are used both by freight railroads and Amtrak and linked to three rail yards. Sometimes, motorists find themselves idling between two sets of tracks, waiting until the trains pass before their vehicles can move. Children returning home from school have been seen doing homework on sidewalks, waiting for long freights to crawl by.

“There are a lot of problems for people who live or are employed in the area, who may have to go eight or nine miles out of their way to get around places where trains are traveling frequently,” said Jennifer “Sis” Killen, assistant superintendent for the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways…Please click here to read Mary Wisniewski’s story in the Tribune.

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