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Faster Amtrak trains could mean slower traffic on S. Side, suburbs

Just over a dozen Chicago neighborhoods and south suburban towns could see up to 16 more Amtrak trains a day blocking traffic at grade crossings under a proposal to run higher speed trains of up to 110 mph from Chicago to Joliet.

State officials also will be weighing whether to buy property — and possibly even homes — if they decide to add a third track to the enhanced Chicago-to-Joliet segment…Please click here to read Rosalind Rossi’s story in the Sun-Times.

Places with grade crossings that would be affected by up to 16 additional Amtrak trains a day: Suburbs: Joliet New Lenox Mokena Tinley Park Robbins Midlothian Calumet Park Blue Island

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