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Radio Frequency - 161.340 (AAR Channel 82)
Direction is westward from Chicago to Joliet
0.0 CHICAGO/LA SALLE STREET
0.3 Polk Street
0.5 Taylor Street
1.1 16th Street (tower/IC crossing)
3.1 35TH STREET
3.8 CP Pershing (junction-CRL)
4.2 CP Wash
4.5 CP 46th Street
5.5 CP 54th Street
9.0 CP 81st St.
9.9 Gresham Jct. (junction)
10.9 LONGWOOD MANOR
12.0 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS
15.7 BLUE ISLAND-VERMONT STREET (tower)
15.9 Western Avenue Jct. (junction/remote-Blue Island)
17.3 Robbins (junction-CSX/remote-Blue Island)
20.4 OAK FOREST
23.2 CP 66th Court
23.5 TINLEY PARK
25.1 80TH AVENUE
27.2 HICKORY CREEK
29.6 CP Mokena
34.0 NEW LENOX
35.5 CP 35.5
38.9 CN Crossing
39.5 CP Miller Street
39.9 CP Richards Street
40.1 UD Tower (UP/BNSF crossing)
40.6 End Metra (connection-CSX)
3 tracks from Polk Street to 16th Street, Controlled Block System in use.
2 tracks from 16th Street to Richards Street, CTC in use, controlled from Metra's Consolidated Control Facility. Terminal Dispatcher controls trackage east of Gresham, and Road Dispatcher controls trackage west of Gresham. Road Dispatcher controls entire line nights and weekends. Cab signals in use between Purington and Richards Street.
1 track from Richards Street to Joliet, CTC in use, controlled from Metra's Consolidated Control Facility by Road Dispatcher.
Significant changes are under way in Joliet, as the station is reconfigured. In May 2015, UD Tower was closed, with control transferred to the Metra dispatcher.
Description of route between Chicago and Gresham as it existed at its peak, including joint operation with New York Central between Chicago and Englewood.