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Southeast Rail board to consider reroute of proposed commuter line

The board overseeing development of a local commuter railroad line was asked Wednesday to consider altering the route to have less impact on area freight railroad traffic.

Two members of the Metra commuter railroad board told the Southeast Commuter Rail Transit District to have trains run from Crete north to Dolton intersect with the existing lines used by Metra Electric commuter trains at 115th Street/Kensington. Those continue on to the Millenium Park station used by Metra Electric and South Shore lines.

The proposed Southeast line goes north from Dolton and intersects with tracks used by the Metra Rock Island commuter train line and wind up at the LaSalle Street station…Please click here to read Gregory Tejeda’s story in the Times.

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