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Metra Rail Lines

Dataset:Metra Rail Lines
Source:Metra, RTA
Data Vintage:January 2016
Update Frequency:As needed
Description:This line file contains the locations of Metra commuter rail lines. It was created by staff of the Regional Transportation Authority in the Winter of 2001, based upon a partial edit of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission's 1:24,000 scale 1996 Metra Rail Lines and Stations ArcInfo coverage file. The BNSF rail line and selected other Metra rail line segments were edited based upon September 1999 digital aerial photos. The lines in this file represent the approximate center of the rail corridors with current Metra passenger service; they do not represent individual rail tracks within the same corridor. A corresponding Metra rail station file was also created. The file has been updated as needed since its original creation.

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