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This project will for upgrade to building envelopes as well upgrades to interior finisher , AC power , lighting , alarms , heating , ventilation and plumbing systems at all three substation . At east lake substation the routing of cable from the substation to the elevated structure will be purchased from ComEd . At Milwaukee substation the project will provide for new traction power equipment with greater capacity.

Service Board:Chicago Transit Authority
Program Category:Support Facilities & Equipment
Overall Status:In Progress
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:Lead paint abatement and tuck-pointing continues on the East Lake substation. The Illinois substation had the DC switchgear delivered and feeder breakers placed in service. Transformer pads were installed for two transformers and a third pad delivered. The AC switchgear demolition is in progress. The Illinois substation had the traction power equipment delievered and manhole installation completed. Installation of the traction power cable is ongoing.
Information Updated:December 2018
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