'Flyover' intended to cut Chicago rail congestion - Chicago Tribune
has a picture of the flyover from the old crossover, complete with a Metra train and a Norfolk Southern one.
The flyover's completion lays the groundwork for two more CREATE projects. The planned 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project will divert trains on Metra's Southwest Service to the Rock Island District at a point south of Englewood, officials said. Also, the planned Grand Crossing Project will shift six daily Amtrak trains to Norfolk Southern tracks east of Englewood.
CREATE Press Releases
and Metra Newsroom
mention it also, though the Chicago Tribune article adds mention of some controversy around the contracting for building it. At CREATE
's site, it's P1.
This article mentioned two related projects: the Grand Crossing (P4) and the 75th Street Corridor (P3, GS19, EW2, P2), both now in planning. The Grand Crossing involves a connection between the NS line and the CN / Metra Electric line, so that Amtrak trains will be able to switch from the CN line to the NS line, thus avoiding a time-consuming backup move at Union Station. The 75th Street Corridor involves a track connection that will enable Metra Southwest trains to use the Rock Island line to get to downtown Chicago.