Blue Line Traction Power - Barry, Damen and Canal

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Project programmed before 2024; Not evaluated by these metrics.

Project Description

Construct a tie house (at the intersection of Milwaukee/Canal/Lake Street) and two new substations (atBarry/Kimball intersection and Damen/Milwaukee intersection) to support traction power needs on theBlue Line. These assets will support increasing ridership demands as well as the power needed tosupport 5000 and 7000 series rail cars. The location of the tie house and substations were determinedby the Blue Line Load Flow study, which identified areas that were likely to experience traction powerissues.