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GEL NEWS: Rail Traffic on Union Pacific West Line to Increase

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Beginning March 1, 2011, Union Pacific Railroad unveils a new train safety warning system at Park Boulevard and Main Street track crossings. This is part of an entire system of improvements along the west line that impacts many communities.

It was an all around bad day for Metra West Line commuters Friday as two unrelated incidents delayed morning and evening rush hour train service.

On Friday morning, a man was struck and killed about 6:45 a.m. by outbound train #15 near the intersection of Kilbourn Avenue and Kinzie Street, Metra Spokesman Tom Miller said.

The incident halted Metra trains on the Union Pacific/West line. While Metra service announcements in Glen Ellyn at 7:35a.m. indicated uncertain delay times and an indefinite stoppage, Metra trains were moving as of 7:50 a.m., Miller said.

The Union Pacific is conducting an online contest to determine which route the UP Steam Excursion train will take in the near future.

Vote now. The contest ends next Monday, January 17th.

Union Pacific's Great Excursion Adventure

For more information about the UP Steam program, visit the UP website www.up.com/aboutup/special_trains/steam/index.shtml

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