Union Pacific is about to embark on a major tie project over 45 miles of its Metra UP-North Line. The portion of the line receiving the new ties runs from Kenosha and Chicago, and the work will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago will be closed at Kilbourn Avenue for the remainder of the year as part of Metra’s project to replace the bridge over the roadway and rebuild the Grayland Station.
The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report on a Metra grade crossing accident where a Metra commuter train hit a commercial box truck on May 11 of this year.
Union Pacific Railroad has announced that it will embark on a major tie project on the UP-West Line beginning Wednesday, June 8.
The top news stories RT&S reported on the week ending May 27.
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Chicago’s Metra is responding to concerns that some rail bridges in the area are showing signs of dangerous decay.
Metra’s BNSF line will see schedule changes and service increase to nearly pre-pandemic levels.
Metra is the latest agency to receive an American Rescue Plan grant.
Metra is planning a major hiring effort in early January to make sure it has enough personnel for schedule adjustments in the first quarter of 2022.
The Metra Board of Directors last week approved a 2022 operating budget of $900 million and a 2022 capital program of nearly $261 million.
Chicago leaders got together on Nov. 16 to celebrate the completion of a major milestone for the CREATE project.
Metra is working on a key rebuilding and replacement project on the railroad.
Construction of a pedestrian bridge at 43rd Street in Chicago will shut down a portion of the Metra Electric Line this weekend, Sept. 18-19, requiring some late night and early morning Metra and South Shore trains to be canceled or replaced with free CTA shuttles between the 51st Street and Millennium stations.
Metra will hold a virtual public meeting on Sept. 9 to introduce the next phase of its project to replace 120-year-old bridges along the Union Pacific North Line on the North Side of Chicago.
Metra is replacing a grade crossing on the BNSF line.
U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) has requested $4,000,000 to continue the work of Metra’s move from an in-town yard in Crystal Lake to a larger facility in Woodstock.
Spring traditionally marks the beginning of construction season across the Chicago region and the Metra system is no exception. Work has already started on Metra’s 2021 construction program and will continue throughout summer and fall.
Metra has promoted Kevin McCann, who rose through the ranks to become head of the agency’s Mechanical Department, to be its next chief operating officer.
Railroads that operate in northernmost regions in the U.S. face horrific winter conditions almost every year.