SouthEast Service

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SouthEast Service
Type Commuter Rail
System Metra
Status Proposed
Locale Chicago and southern suburbs
Termini LaSalle Street Station
Balmoral Park
Stations 13
Line length 33 mi (53 km)
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Route map
0 LaSalle Street Station
3 Bronzeville
9 Gresham
Rock Island District
13 115th Street/Kensington
16 Dolton
19 South Holland
21 Thornton
23 Glenwood
26 Chicago Heights
27 South Chicago Heights
28 Steger
30 Crete
33 Balmoral Park

The SouthEast Service is a proposed commuter rail line which would be provided and operated by Metra in Chicago, Illinois, and its southern suburbs.[1] The route of the proposed line would use tracks owned by CSX Transportation and the Union Pacific Railroad, but the service would not be operated by either of them.

Its northern terminus would be LaSalle Street Station in downtown Chicago.[1] The line would then traverse Chicago's southern neighborhoods and its southern and far southern suburbs to Balmoral Park south of Crete, Illinois. Its average daily ridership is projected to be 9000.[1]

A fleet of Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) has been proposed for this service.[1]

Formerly, the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad operated commuter service on this line between Dearborn Station in Chicago and Dolton. This service was discontinued in 1964.

Proposed Station Stops[edit]

From north to south:[1]