Unusual transaction between UP and Chicago Commuter Operations

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Unusual transaction between UP and Chicago Commuter Operations

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Other than for positive publicity, what incentive does UP have in providing passenger service?

Is UP paid by Metra to operate the Metras or receive any tax breaks for doing so?

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ConrailDetr​oit wrote:
Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:03 pm
Other than for positive publicity, what incentive does UP have in providing passenger service?

Is UP paid by Metra to operate the Metras or receive any tax breaks for doing so?
Metra purchases the service from UP, just like the BNSF.
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Saturnalia wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 1:07 am

Metra purchases the service from UP, just like the BNSF.
BNSF is just less of a pain in the ass about it

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Why is UP looking to get out of providing passenger service? Are the financial numbers just not "worth it" to the bottom line numbers folks?

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Apparently an effort to shed employees and thus look better to the activist investors.
The service isn't going away, it will just be with crews employed by Metra.

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Are the BNSF Metra trains run with BNSF crews?

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kd_1014 wrote:
Thu Sep 30, 2021 12:59 pm
Are the BNSF Metra trains run with BNSF crews?
Yes. And serviced by BNSF crews, too.
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