Thursday, July 10, 2014

Year 2, Day 254: 10 July 2014

Every day another of the final details is completed. The area at the north end of the site was filled in with concrete sidewalk today. At the end of the day, the fencing was replaced, but it won't be long now until it is gone for good. 


  1. Is the substation providing power yet? Trains between Loyola and Granville, anyway, seem noticeably faster. Maybe that's due to track repairs or something?

  2. I asked one of the CTA workers on the site yesterday if the substation was running yet, and he simply answered, "No." (I don't have the same access any longer now that most of the workers i had gotten to know have moved on to other jobs). If i remember correctly, the plan was to have a kind of final testing period before the substation goes permanently on line, and i think that is the present status. I see workers in and out, especially the high-voltage electricians in their long dark coats (they always remind me of Neo in The Matrix). There is also track renewal work going on from Granville to Howard, so possibly that is making a difference.


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