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East-West Corridor
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Belt Railway Company of Chicago and Norfolk Southern Signalization

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Location

North Limit E 94th St.
South Limit E 98th St.
East Limit Calumet River
West Limit S. Commercial Ave.
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Daily Trains Affected

78 Freight trains

14 Amtrak trains

Communities Benefited:

  • Chicago Community Areas: Calumet Heights, East Side, South Chicago, and South Deering

Benefits

This improvement has allowed train speeds to double, increasing from 10 to 20 miles per hour. The bottleneck at this location is now significantly alleviated as this segment can handle twice the number of trains, an increase from 23 to 46 freight trains per day. Amtrak trains running on the NS Chicago Subdivision are benefited by freight trains leaving the NS Chicago mainline to enter the BRC mainline at higher speeds, reducing the potential for conflict.

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Scope of Work

Upgraded the Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) and Norfolk Southern (NS) signal systems to power switches and signals and connected the two systems. Performed minor track realignment and grading.

Project Status

Phase I Completed
Phase II Completed
Phase III Completed
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Project Location Map

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