Starting July 12, nearly
two-dozen weekday trains on the Metra BNSF Line between Chicago and Aurora, Ill.,
will see minor schedule changes to accommodate a major construction project
and/or to make the schedules more reliable. In most cases, the trains will have
slightly later or, in a few instances, slightly earlier departure times from
some or all stations. Some of the changes will result in a slightly longer
overall trip, but in other cases the total run time will not be affected.
Nearly two decades after
the Chicago and North Western Railroad closed up shop in Chadron, Neb., a new
railroad company is bringing the Chadron rail-yards, and the railroad
roundhouse back to life, the Chadron Record reports. And principals in the new
company say they see tremendous potential for niche railroad services in the
community, based on the community's location near a main BNSF rail line, and
the presence of a roundhouse that can handle repair and refurbishing of large
East County residents will
be riding eBART before they know it. eBART is the 10-mile BART extension
eastward from the Pittsburg/Bay Point BART Station to a station near Hillcrest
Avenue. Construction begins this fall and will coincide with the widening of
State Highway 4. eBART and Highway 4 will finish together in 2015, offering
faster travel time on both the highway and the train.
Norfolk Southern contract
crews have set up warning signs, and one of Bluefield, W. Va.'s bridges that
traverses the NS main line in the city's East End will be coming down within the
next two weeks
the Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports.
Charlie Brown stood
behind the bar at the dark, dusty Whistling Post Tavern on June 30, rag in
hand, updating his patrons on the latest local news, local newspapers report.
Canadian Pacific marks a
significant milestone this year as it celebrates the 125th Anniversary of the
driving of the Last Spike, which signaled the completion of Canada's first
transcontinental railroad. In celebration of this anniversary, CP presented the
first of its archives Legacy gifts to the Banff Whyte Museum.
BART and Caltrans will need
to close a portion of eastbound Interstate 580 in the Dublin/Pleasanton area
beginning 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 10, through 9 a.m. Sunday, July 11. Off-ramps
from eastbound I-580 to northbound and southbound Interstate 680 will also be
closed. These closures are necessary to accommodate construction crews as they
install bridges perpendicular to the highway, which will provide access to the
new West Dublin/Pleasanton Station.
Ingleside Civic League
president Phillip Hawkins points to a rut with his shoe along the light rail
tracks that run in front of his home. He's less than thrilled his neighborhood
is about to be inconvenienced again, Norfolk, Va.'s WAVY reports. Starting July
6, crews will rip out the light rail crossing at Ingleside and Mississippi and
replace it. The same will happen at the Bristol and Curlew Dr crossing.
learned the concrete panels settled causing the tracks to move.
Work on an important part
of a new east-west highway corridor across south Renton, Wash., that will help
ease congestion could begin in spring 2012, the Seattle Post Intelligencer
reports. Key players in the project, including Renton, Tukwila, Boeing, BNSF
and Sound Transit, recently held a high-level meeting on the project, known as
the Southwest 27th/Strander Boulevard Connection.