POLAR VORTEX THANKS
I travel in and out on the Union Pacific Northwest Line to Crystal Lake business days. Even with all of the delays and upsets due to the polar vortex, Metra operated and got me safely back and forth from the city to Crystal Lake safely and warmly. A special thank you to all of the crew, engineers, conductors, drivers, cleaners and yard personnel for all of their hard work. It’s true. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. It was a brutal few days but thanks for all the hard work.
Thank you for the kind words.The men and women who staff our trains, work in our yards, maintain the track and signals and staff our support facilities literally put their own safety at risk spending long hours, in some cases days, away from their own families to keep the trains running. These days it seems so much easier for people to Monday-morning quarterback each and every situation they encounter, so thank you for your understanding of the challenges we faced and for taking the time to call attention to the hard work and dedication of our railroaders.