Discussion related to commuter rail and rapid transit operations in the Chicago area including the South Shore Line, Metra Rail, and Chicago Transit Authority.

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  by CraigDK
I did not see a specific thread for the South Shore Line's Double Track Project. This project has been moving forward and according to the website has begun acquiring property. The demolition contract is scheduled to be awarded later this year and construction should begin in 2021.

For some background there are two related threads:
The previous studies of the portion of the route through Michigan City that is included in this project
And, the history and relative lack of double track on the South Shore

The South Shore's web page for the project: https://www.doubletrack-nwi.com/

On June 10th they conducted a virtual public open house for the project. The power point for the open house can be found here. They also have a recording of the presentation (they require an email address for that) on their site.

Of interest are some of the renderings of the various station improvements and the rather detailed (but still tentative) schedule. The rest of the information presented should not be much of a surprise as it follows the previously published Environmental Assessment.
  by justalurker66
Thanks for the update. It will be interesting watching this move forward.