Canadian Pacific Crossover Upgrades
|North Limit||Franklin St.|
|South Limit||Grand Ave.|
|East Limit||Des Plaines River Rd.|
|West Limit||Mannheim Rd.|
12 freight trains (CP)
58 Metra trains (Milwaukee District West)
Prior to this project’s completion, freight trains had to pass through the Bensenville Yard to access IHB main line track. With this improvement, 12 daily through freight trains are able to bypass the Canadian Pacific Railroad Bensenville Yard on existing Metra tracks. This project reduces the number of freight trains within the yard and reduce delays at nearby at-grade crossings. The potential for delay to Metra trains due to conflict with slow moving freight trains entering the yard is reduced.
Scope of Work
Install five crossovers and associated signaling on the Metra tracks serving the Metra Milwaukee District West Line and Canadian Pacific. Install another crossover between the IHB and CN tracks. A crossover is a pair of switches that connects two parallel rail tracks, allowing a train on one track to cross over to the other.