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JLJ061 wrote:Unless I'm mistaken this will make UD Tower in Joliet the last operational tower in the Chicagoland area.A-2? Pretty sure that's still locally staffed.
Tom Tancula wrote:A-5 and B-17 are still open, yes?A Metra engineer told me last week that the next (and I think final) phase of the signal cutovers at A-5 were to occur last weekend. That would be replacing the east entrance and exit signals with new entrance and no exit signals. A-5 has already been subdivided into A-5, A-6, and B-6. A-5 is now just the west and north line junction along with the crossovers at the east end and the now stub spur in the south east quadrant (used to lead to the Bloomingdale Branch but it's gone now). A-6 is the crossovers on the west end of the the north line plus the north east quadrant stub spur and the north west quadrant connector to the west line. B-6 is the crossovers on the west end of the west line plus its end of the northwest quadrant connector to the north line. Westbound exit signals at the west ends went away when A-6 and B-6 were created. No idea if this is controlled from the old A-5 tower or cutover to a new location but I believe the plan is for it to be controlled from the Metra control center.