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Today, Metra is serving two very distinct markets with the same trains. Metra's big trains are ok for rush-hour suburban service with big crowds heading downtown for work. They are poorly suited for the closely spaced stations and the all-day transit needs within Cook County.

CrossRail will create tracks for lighter, more nimble trains that could provide more CTA-like service, with a train every 15-minutes, full Ventra integration and stronger coordination with CTA and Pace bus routes.

Other routes that could support similar service include the Rock Island, UP North and UP Northwest.

CrossRail would provide full Ventra integration.