Ties, Ballast & Switch Heaters BNS

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Ties, Ballast & Switch Heaters BNS

Asset Category
Track & Structure
2023 Funding
2024-2027 Funding

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Project Description

This project funds the replacement of ties, the cleaning or replacement of ballast, and the replacement of switch components and heaters. Periodically replacing ties and ballast is necessary to maintain proper track gauge and surface conditions. This project improves the riding quality of the trains and reduces the incidence of slow orders, which can impact the ability to maintain on-time performance. Metra provides funds to the BNSF Railroad to improve the track along the BNSF Line and rail yard facilities.