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A press release from Underwood’s office says:
“This request would advance the Woodstock Railyard Relocation & Expansion from Crystal Lake to rural NW Woodstock by funding project engineering, the next phase in the relocation. Benefits for expanding the current land-locked in-town Crystal Lake railyard to a full-service rural Woodstock maintenance facility include: maximizing safety, security, personal time and convenience for all METRA Union Pacific Northwest line passengers; doubling Woodstock’s current train service schedule; savings on equipment maintenance and replacement costs; attracting additional ridership for METRA; and, decreasing vehicular commuting traffic, thereby saving road maintenance costs and enhancing environmental conditions throughout the region, benefiting 306,000 McHenry County residents.
“This project is a top priority of METRA, with broad community support from RTA, PACE, McHenry County, McHenry County Council of Governments, City of Crystal Lake and City of Woodstock.
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