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DOT “Recreational Marijuana” Notice

DOT “CBD” Notice

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce-June 15, 2020


Mandatory Mask Update of 1.11.22

Covid-19 Vaccination Quarantine Benefit

Mask Requirement under FRA Emergency Order No. 32 Remains in Effect

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Discontinuance of Covid-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family Leave

COVID-19 Vaccination, Layoffs for the Management of Side Effects

Additional Vaccine Information


Guidance for Employees Living with Healthcare Workers-April 14, 2020

Employee Paid Leave Notice-April 1, 2020

Guidance for Employees–Illinois Shelter in Place Order-March 20, 2020

Tips for Managing Anxiety about COVID-19-March 17, 2020

Important Information to our customers and partners regarding BRC’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic -March 13, 2020



Connecting Chicago Since 1882

The Belt Railway is the largest intermediate switching terminal railroad in the United States, employing approximately 450 people. The Belt has 28 miles of mainline route with more than 300 miles of switching tracks, allowing it to interchange with every railroad serving the Chicago rail hub. The Belt’s Clearing Yard span a 5.5 mile distance among 786 acres, supporting more than 250 miles of track.

With Chicago being the largest hub of the railroad industry, very few rail cars travel transcontinentally without coming through Chicago. Owner lines, as well as several other railroads, bring trains to the Belt Railway to be efficiently separated, classified, and re-blocked for cross-country departure. The Belt Railway currently dispatches on a service-driven basis more than 8,400 rail cars per day. At Clearing Yards, employees are able to classify between 40 and 50 miles of train consists every 24 hours.
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