Wondering why a train was stalled for so long on Ela Road, Saturday?
A coupling broke on one of the cars, said Lake Zurich Commander David Bradstreet. The train was stalled on the spot until CN Railway could get a crew out to fix it.
Lake Zurich Police had to run traffic control in the area during the time. Commander Bradstreet said the police received the call that the train was stalled at 2 p.m. and it was cleared at 5:45 p.m.
Freight train traffic is expected to only get worse in coming years. Barrington is currently considering a project for an underpass or overpass at Rte. 14.
Currently about 12 trains are run on the line and that number is expected to increase to 20 per day. The trains are expected to average 6,800 feet in length. Already trains as long as 10,000 feet have been run through the village. Beyond 2015, there is no limit to the number of trains CN can run, according to the project video presentation.