Rider Alert: Rail Grinding Maintenance on IL MetroLink Wednesday – FridayReturn to Blog
MetroLink maintenance work continues to focus on rail grinding in Illinois Wednesday night through Friday night. This process extends the life of the rail and provides a smoother passenger ride. It’s the Zamboni of light rail tracks! As the special equipment used for the rail grinding slowly moves down the tracks, it often creates sparks. As a precaution, a fire suppression crew follows directly behind the grinder to immediately douse any flames.
Below is the schedule for Wednesday, February 29, through Friday, March 2:
Wednesday through Friday
Beginning at 8 p.m., rail grinding crews will work on the tracks between the College MetroLink Station and the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station. To accommodate the crews, MetroLink will operate on a single track at the College MetroLink Station until the end of service each night. Red Line customers may experience delays of between 5 to 10 minutes. Blue Line service will not be affected by the work.