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City nears takeover of North Side rail line, in move to create new public transit route

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Cherry Avenue historical bridge

Chicago Tribune:

City nears takeover of North Side rail line, in move to create new public transit route.

Chicago is close to assuming control of abandoned railroad tracks that run through Goose Island, a key step toward creating a public transit route along the Chicago River on the city’s North Side.

On Wednesday, the City Council is expected to vote to take over rights to the Chicago Terminal Railroad line. The former freight train route could eventually become part of a transit way for buses or trains that the city wants to create from the edge of Lincoln Park and Bucktown to commuter trains at Ogilvie Transportation Center.

The route would boost public transportation options between downtown and an area of the North Side expected to see a dramatic influx of residents and office workers. The plan has the potential to reduce traffic and relieve crowding on the CTA’s Red, Blue and Brown Line trains.

A trip from Lincoln Yards — on land along the river between Webster and North avenues — to Ogilvie could take as little as 12 minutes under the preliminary plan, said Ald. Brian Hopkins, 2nd, whose ward includes much of the proposed transit route.

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Hmmm. More public transit options is more better, right? 

Cherry Ave Bridge

140 ton Counterweight, Cherry Ave Bridge

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Looking To The North was uploaded to Flickr

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Chicago, late afternoon. You can see a slice of the toilet bowl added to Soldier Field.

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I took Looking To The North on September 10, 2011 at 12:49PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 02, 2016 at 07:27PM

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Things Are Going To Slide In All Directions was uploaded to Flickr

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Northside of Chicago somewhere

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I took Things Are Going To Slide In All Directions on September 11, 2012 at 02:38PM

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