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CrossRail Chicago: Game Changer

November 1, 2013

Written By Ross Capon

Taking a page from London, the Midwest High Speed Rail Association has applied the moniker “CrossRail Chicago” to their “game-changing plan for transforming transit in our area.” The plan is strategically incremental, designed to become exponentially more effective with each step completed. The heart of the plan is a trunk line carrying electrified express trains between McCormick Place, Union Station and O’Hare Airport. The link would facilitate new, cross-town commuter trains linking south and northwest suburbs. It would also “set the stage for high-speed rail and more than $16 billion in economic impacts.” A nice map and PDF brochure is at http://www.midwesthsr.org/crossrail-chicago