Amtrak train yard.

Yard switch heater and remote control - Amtrak Chicago

The primary objective of this project was to modernize Chicago's Union Station, a facility that was dated in technology and struggled to manage the traffic volumes that were required.

Project summary

Solution delivered

By collaborating with different companies, Tracsis provided a yard automation system to control:

  • 83 x powered switches

  • 24 x powered derails

  • 91 x blue flag indicators

  • 14 x heater cases

  • 2 x diesel generator locations

Firms involved

  • Kiewit Corporation

  • Mass Electric Construction

  • Tracsis, LLC

Project size: Over $5 million

Total project size: Over $105 million