The Metra SouthEast Service would transform transit for Chicago’s south suburban areas. The 33-mile route will provide service to nearly 20 fast-growing, underserved communities in south Cook County and dramatically enhance accessibility to jobs and opportunities in downtown Chicago. The Southeast Service would also run along an existing rail right-of-way, which would reduce the cost of constructing this transformative new line.
External Documents and Research on the Southeast Service:
Southeast Service Updates (Metra, Ongoing)
Southeast Service Alternatives Analysis [PDF] (Metra, 2011)
CMAP GO TO 2040 (Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, 2010)
South Suburban Commuter Rail Feasibility Study, Phase 1A [PDF] (Metra, 2000)
South Suburban Commuter Rail Feasibility Study, Phase 1 [PDF] (Metra, 1999)