; Thornton Junction Connection - CREATE Program

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Thornton Junction Connection

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North Limit E 164th St.
South Limit E 168th St.
East Limit South Park Ave.
West Limit State St.
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Daily Trains Affected

80 Freight trains (CN, CSX, UP)

Communities Benefited:

  • South Holland


Previously the UP and CN tracks crossed each other but did not connect. Due to the lack of a connection, trains could not switch from one line to the other. The new connection allows trains to switch between the lines and provides increased flexibility for dispatchers routing trains throughout the Chicago Terminal District.

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Scope of Work

Installed a new interlocked connection between the CN and UP/CSX in the southwest quadrant of the crossing at Thornton Junction.

Project Status

Phase I Completed
Phase II Completed
Phase III Completed
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Project Location Map

Project outlines and locations shown above are approximations and do not necessarily represent final design and construction limits.