Chicago’s elevated transit Brown Line runs from downtown (The Loop) to Kimball Station in Albany Park. The Ravenswood part of the Brown Line — from Belmont Station to Kimball Station — runs through many residential and commercial neighborhoods and is approximately five miles of a mixture of ballast track, elevated open deck track, bridges, and crossings.
RailWorks, via its Track Services division in Chicago, rehabilitated a portion of outdated track in fall 2019.
Over five weekend shutdowns, RailWorks crews:
- Undercut and rebuilt 3,500 feet of ballast track
- Undercut and rebuilt 200 feet of concrete tub crossing
Work was completed on time and with zero safety incidents.