Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

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  by Gilbert B Norman
ST214 wrote:BNSF line train 1229 has struck a trespasser near Belmont. Delay duration unknown.
WBBM 780/105.9 reports trains are now operating through the injury scene.
  by ohioriverrailway
Too bad the reporter doesn't understand the difference between train and locomotive. She needs the "Railroad 100" course.
  by Tadman
CTA had a rear-ender today. Not sure how you let that happen.
  by STrRedWolf
They're raising the bridges!

https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2020/ ... g-downtown
CTA trains will not enter a large area surrounding the central downtown area. More specifically: Red Line service will not run between Fullerton and 47th; Blue Line service will not run between Division and UIC-Halsted; Green Line service will not run between Ashland and 47th; Brown Line service will not run between Belmont and Loop; Orange Line service will not run between Halsted and Loop; and Pink Line service will not run between Polk and Loop;
  by justalurker66
Yep ... the loop has a moat.
  by F40CFan
Looks like they are having teething problems with PTC on the Milwaukee Road West Line.

"Train #2203, scheduled to arrive Big Timber Rd at 7:48 AM, may be operating 15 to 20 minutes behind schedule due to Positive Train Control issues. Please listen to platform announcements for the location of this train."

It wasn't the first notice and probably won't be the last.
  by ferroequinologist
Seems there was a track fire at Roosevelt on the Red Line last night on the southbound track.
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