Tag: railroad

CN completes requirements for Positive Train Control

Canadian National Railway announced on Dec. 30 that it has successfully completed the federally required interoperability testing with tenant railroads so they can operate Positive Train Control (PTC) on CN’s 35 subdivisions equipped with PTC in the United States.  The company’s U.S. headquarters is in Homewood. CN also announced that[Read More…]

No Metra fare increase in 2019

Metra announced on Wednesday, Sept. 12, that there will not be a fare increase in 2019. The commuter railroad will spend the year highlighting the need for more public aid and sounding the alarm about the system’s deterioration and possible downsizing if that aid does not materialize. “We ask our[Read More…]

Metra Electric’s new schedule takes effect Sept. 11

Starting Monday, Sept. 11, trains from Homewood and Flossmoor will be running on a new Metra Rail schedule.  Commuter rush hour schedules have only slight changes.  Those riding downtown mid-day Monday through Friday and are accustomed to getting trains from Flossmoor leaving at 10 minutes past the hour, will now[Read More…]

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