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 ryanbytes
Over the last week or so the number of freight trains has gone up from one or two a day to one or two an hour at some points. I can't remember the last time activity was so high. Are trains being diverted because of trouble elsewhere or is Metra just trying to make a little extra cash?