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Encyclopedia > Rock Island District

The Rock Island District (RI) is a commuter rail line operated by Metra from Chicago, Illinois southwest to Joliet. While Metra does not specifically refer to any of its lines by a particular color, the timetable accents for the Rock Island District line are printed in "Rocket Red". This refers to the former Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad's Rocket series of passenger trains. A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ... Metra system schematic Metra (officially known as the Northeastern Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on eleven lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys (RTAs) six-county service area. ... Nickname The Windy City Motto Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area  - City    - Land    - Water  - Urban  - Metro 606. ... Joliet is a city located in both Will and Kendall County, Illinois and is a suburb southwest of Chicago. ... The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark RI) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... This article is about trains in rail transport. ...


The trackage is all owned by Metra, bought from the bankrupt Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad for $35 million in December 1982. The Regional Transportation Authority had signed a contract with the Rock Island in 1976 to fund service, and in 1980 the Chicago and North Western Railway began operating the Rock Island District. But in spring 1981 the C&NW stepped away, and the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation (Metra) was formed to take over operations. Metra system schematic Metra (officially known as the Northeastern Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on eleven lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys (RTAs) six-county service area. ... Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (AAR reporting mark RI) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Chicago and North Western Railway (AAR reporting marks: CNW, CNWS, CNWZ; unofficial abbreviation: C&NW) was a Class I railroad in the United States. ... Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metra is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on eleven lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys (RTAs) six-county service area. ...


The Rock Island District consists of a main line over the Rock Island's former main line to Joliet. The slightly longer Suburban Line loops to the west between Gresham and Blue Island, carrying most trains; the two stations on that part of the main line are only served during rush hours. Joliet is a city located in both Will and Kendall County, Illinois and is a suburb southwest of Chicago. ... Auburn Gresham, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the far south side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Incorporated City in 1835. ...


The Suburban Line was originally built in 1870 as a steam dummy line, splitting from the main line just north of 99th Street, running west along 99th and turning south to merge with the current line at the S-curve just south of 99th. The crossing of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway midway along 99th was known as Dummy Crossing on that line. In the early 1890s the line was extended north in conjunction with the expansion of the Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad, and the portion on 99th was removed. 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... A steam dummy or dummy engine, in the United States of America, was a steam engine enclosed in a wooden box structure made to resemble a railroad passenger coach. ... The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. ... The 1890s were sometimes referred to as the Mauve Decade, because William Henry Perkins aniline dye allowed the widespread use of that colour in fashion, and also as the Gay Nineties, under the then-current usage of the word gay which referred simply to merriment and frivolity, with no... The Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad (AAR reporting mark BOCT) was a railroad in the Chicago area, giving various other companies access to Grand Central Station. ...


Station stops

Rock Island District trains make the following station stops. Not every train makes every stop.

  • LaSalle Street
  • Gresham
  • Brainerd
  • 91st Street - Beverly Hills
  • 95th Street - Beverly Hills
  • 99th Street - Beverly Hills
  • 103rd Street - Beverly Hills
  • 107th Street - Beverly Hills
  • 111th Street - Morgan Park
  • 115th Street - Morgan Park
  • 119th Street
  • 123rd Street
  • Prairie Street
  • Blue Island - Vermont Street
  • Robbins
  • Midlothian
  • Oak Forest
  • Tinley Park
  • Tinley Park - 80th Avenue
  • Mokena - Hickory Crest
  • Mokena - Front Street
  • New Lenox
  • Joliet

A limited number of rush-hour express trains skip all stops between Gresham and Blue Island - Vermont Street, instead making the following stops: The station as rebuilt ca. ...

  • Gresham
  • 95th Street - Longwood
  • 103rd Street - Washington Heights
  • Blue Island - Vermont Street

External links

  • Metra / Rock Island schedules

References

  • J. David Ingles, Metra: "Best Commuter Train", Trains July 1993
Metra lines

BNSF Railway Line, Heritage Corridor, Metra Electric Line, Milwaukee District/North Line, Milwaukee District/West Line, North Central Service, Rock Island District, SouthEast Service, SouthWest Service, Union Pacific/North Line, Union Pacific/Northwest Line, Union Pacific/West Line Trains is a monthly magazine dedicated to trains and railroading and is the flagship publication of Kalmbach Publishing. ... Metra system schematic Metra (officially known as the Northeastern Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is Chicagolands commuter rail system, serving over 200 stations on eleven lines across the Regional Transportation Authoritys (RTAs) six-county service area. ... The BNSF Railway Line is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the BNSF Railway in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Heritage Corridor (HC) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Metra Electric Line (ME) is an electrified commuter rail line owned and operated by Metra, connecting Randolph Street Station in downtown Chicago, Illinois with its southern suburbs. ... The Milwaukee District/North (MD-N) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Milwaukee District/West (MD-W) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The North Central Service (NCS) is a commuter rail line provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The SouthEast Service is a proposed commuter rail line which would be provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The SouthWest Service (SWS) is a commuter rail line owned and operated by Metra, running southwest from Union Station in downtown Chicago, Illinois to Orland Park. ... The Union Pacific/North (UP-N) is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Union Pacific/Northwest (UP-NW) is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ... The Union Pacific/West (UP-W) is a commuter rail line provided by Metra and operated by the Union Pacific Railroad in Chicago, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. ...


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