Seeger Interlocking

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Project programmed before 2024; Not evaluated by these metrics.

Project Description

This project will provide funds for the replacement of the Seeger Interlocking on Metra’s Union PacificNorthwest line (MP 18.5). The layout of the control point only allows 30 mph crossover speeds forcommuter trains. The goal of this upgrade, in addition to updating the equipment, would be to increasethe train speeds to 40 mph, and upgrade the switch layouts to meet current railroad designspecification.The existing signal system is approximately 50 years old and requires replacement due to age andcondition. The signal system has had malfunction issues that have caused delays. The replacementequipment will include a modern, solid state control point and an upgraded switch machine.By renewing the signal infrastructure with the latest technologies, Metra can increase operationalefficiency, enhance safety, reduce delays, and have a life expectancy of additional twenty plus years.FY2020 PAYGO funds will be used to implement this project.