Illinois Central Electric Trains?

Answer The Metra Electric line is the only commuter rail that runs off electricity. It starts at Millennium Station and runs through Chicago and the Chicago suburbs. Metra has three service lines. Zone fa... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Illinois Central Electric Trains

Will the U.S. phase out commuter trains that use diesel and switch to electric trains in the future?

Derail & Dieterzakas have the most VALID point (as opposed to green-dreams):1) Electrical trains require power plants, and MOST people don't want a power plant built near by.2) The VAST expense of ... Read More »

Why is my train not called late by central trains when it is 14 minutes behind the timetable?

I am also a Signaller with Network Rail and I can vouch for the OB kings explanation on this matter. However, for you, the passenger, to be told that a train is not late when it clearly is, is an ... Read More »

Do electric trains run on AC or DC?

That depends on what electric trains you refer to. Most modern electric full-size trains run on AC, mainly out of the fact that AC power is more easily transmitted (due to reduced current-resistanc... Read More »

Central Illinois RV Campsites?

Outdoor enthusiasts who are passing through Central Illinois on a RV road trip can find campground accommodations that are convenient to hiking and cycling opportunities at areas such as Robert All... Read More »