Surface Transportation Board Orders Csxt to Prevent Trains from Entering Elsdon Line Unless Tracks Are Clear

City of Chicago, Village of Evergreen Park Took Legal Action in February for Blocking Grade Crossings in Violation of Federal Mandate
CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--June 23, 2016.  Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Matt O’Shea today announced that the Surface Transportation Board (STB) has ordered CSX Transportation, Inc. to not allow a train to enter the Elsdon Line on the City’s south side unless the line is clear. This ruling is effective immediately, and is the result of legal action against CSX for repeatedly blocking at-grade crossings – the intersections of railway lines and roads – along the Elsdon railroad . . .

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