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MetroLink Cross Country Extension

L.K. Comstock installed the traction power, communications and signaling for the entire 34-mile light rail extension.
Project Highlights 
  • Installed traction power system
  • Installed communications and signaling systems
St. Louis, MO
Customer 
Metro, the governing transportation authority for the Greater St. Louis region
RailWorks Business Unit 
L.K. Comstock National Transit
RailWorks Track Systems
Description 

The $676 million Cross County extension added eight miles to St. Louis’ 34.4-mile light rail system. Noted as one of the largest public works projects in St. Louis history, the extension included redesigning a major station, adding nine new stations as well as tunnels, bridges, retaining walls, grading and drainage along the line.

Scope 

L.K. Comstock served as the prime contractor and was responsible for the following work:

  • RailWorks Track Services provided track construction services – a total of 16 track miles – valued at $23 million. Track construction included 12 miles of ballasted track on concrete ties, 4 miles of direct fixation track in tunnels, 2 115# DF crossovers, 8 115# crossovers, 4 132# crossovers, and 4 132# turnouts.
  • L.K. Comstock installed all the traction power, communications and signaling work for the entire project, totaling $78 million.
Other participants 
Architect/Engineer: HNTB