News Wire: Glenview fight against additional Amtrak service continues with $160,000 for study

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:32 PM

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Adding to the cost of its ongoing battle against a new passing siding in the community, the Village of Glenview has authorized a $160,000 study of rail line capacity, the Chicago Tribune reports. The two-mile-long siding is pla...

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Posted by CMStPnP on Friday, July 13, 2018 1:48 AM

Northern Illinois folks finally waking up to realize that the rail lines in their backyards could be designed more efficiently but they aren't going to be happy when the study shows them the cost of fixing the lines with flyovers instead of crossings at grade........over a simple siding to park and wait.

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Friday, July 13, 2018 7:12 AM

The point is well-made.  There was a story on WMAQ-TV recently about multiple grade crossing blockages in Barrington when a CN train stalled on the former EJ&E line.  An overpass for US 14 has been proposed but nobody wants to spend the money.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul

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