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Four existing tie stations (51st Street, 95th Street, Riverdale, and Homewood) will be converted into power substations with substantially greater power capacity and installing a new prefabricated substation at 31st Street.

Service Board:Metra Commuter Rail
Program Category:Electrical, Signal, & Communications
Overall Status:In Progress
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:Converting the tie stations into substations and installing a new substation will increase capacity and reliability on the Metra Electric District. Construction is moving from north to south. Construction at 31st Street and 51st Street are complete. Design for 95th Street and Riverdale are 100% complete. Bids were received and contract was awarded for both 95th St. and Riverdale substation construction. The contractor was issued an NTP in October 2018 and construction work continues during this period.
Information Updated:May 2020
Related Transit Assets
Metra Rail Lines:Metra Electric
Related Jurisdictions
Counties:Cook, Will
Municipalities:Blue Island, Calumet Park, Chicago, Dolton, East Hazel Crest, Flossmoor, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Markham, Matteson, Olympia Fields, Park Forest, Phoenix, Richton Park, Riverdale, University Park
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