Freight Train Delays in Chicago

Issue: Slow Train Travel in Chicago
>Study shows 90% of Amtrack trains from Chicago to New Orleans are delayed; delays amount to a total of 26 days
>Multiple reports regarding train derailment
>Rail delays at intersections; Metra gets priority; Chicago Protocol; Track switching still manual in many cases

Data: Track Data
> Datasets
>For information on all Main Rail Lines, all abandoned rails, Amtrak Routes and Stations visit the Federal Railroad Adminastration’s GIS Application

Chicago Main Rail Lines

Chicago Main Rail Lines


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