Improving WES Commuter Rail Right of Way

New ballast, drainage work and removing vegetation will improve operational safety.

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Beginning in November 2017 and continuing through spring 2018, we will be performing maintenance along WES Commuter Rail tracks in multiple locations.

In an effort to improve operational safety, we will be:

  • Replacing the ballast (rock under the tracks)
  • Removing vegetation
  • Reshaping ditches and making other drainage improvements

To minimize impacts to WES and freight traffic, most of the work will be performed on weekends when WES is not in service, including evenings and early mornings. For questions or concerns, please give us a call at 503-962-2150.