Metra Creating Battery-Powered Locomotives
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Metra is planning to add battery-powered trains.  The Metra Board of Directors approved a plan to convert up to six of the commuter rail system’s oldest diesel locomotives to zero-emission battery power.  The total cost for all six locomotive conversions is nearly 35-million-dollars.  Metra plans to test the battery-powered locomotives on the Rock Island Line.