|W. 55th St.
|Des Plaines River
76 Freight Trains (CSX/BNSF)
6 Metra trains (Heritage Corridor)
10 Amtrak trains (Lincoln and Texas Eagle Service)
Improving the current connection has increased maximum speeds to 25 mph from 10 mph and increased capacity of this segment. Improved freight train movement has reduced conflict with passenger trains along the Heritage Corridor.
Scope of Work
Constructed a second connecting track between BNSF and Indiana Harbor Belt/CSX and extended the existing connecting track an additional 7,000 feet. Added signalization to improve visibility.