Switch Locomotive Procurement

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Switch Locomotive Procurement

Asset Category
Rolling Stock
2022 Funding
2022-2026 Funding

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Project Description

Metra will procure 7 new, cleaner switcher locomotives to retire the current fleet that first went into service at least 50, and as many as, 85 years ago. One all-electric, zero-emission switch locomotive would be the first in Metra’s fleet. Six additional switch locomotives purchased under this project will meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tier IV standards, the highest emission standards currently in effect. The project will significantly reduce emissions, improve local air quality near Metra's yards, reduce fuel consumption, greatly improve reliability, and lower maintenance costs.