RAILROAD OPERATING INFORMATION

METRA

Electric District/Blue Island Subdistrict

FORMERLY Illinois Central Railroad
OPENED 1892
CTC installed 1980's
COMMUTER SERVICE: Metra Electric District

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Radio Frequency - 161.025 (AAR Channel 61)

Stations/Milepost Locations

(Metra stops are capitalized)

Direction is southward from Randolph Street/Millennium Park to University Park
Distance is from Chicago

14.49 115TH-KENSINGTON (CTC interlocking)
15.60 STATE STREET
16.06 STEWART RIDGE
16.68 WEST PULLMAN (CTC interlocking)
17.04 RACINE AVENUE
17.87 ASHLAND AVENUE
18.36 BURR OAK
18.91 BLUE ISLAND

1 track from Kensington to Blue Island. CTC in use, controlled by south dispatcher. 2 tracks at West Pullman, with spring switches lined for right hand operation.

Dispatchers are located at Metra's Consolidated Control Facility. The terminal dispatcher is on duty except evenings and Sundays, when the station is controlled by the north dispatcher.


TRACK DIAGRAM


Signal Locations/Google Maps

Signals are indicated in greater detail, using zoomable Google Maps. Satellite views are also available. Signals are typically numbered according to the hundredth of a mile.

Blue Island Subdistrict


INTERLOCKING TOWERS

Past and present towers and interlockings.

SUBSTATIONS

Locations of electrical substations.