Missouri Department of Transportation
Terminal Railroad Expansion
Cost Estimate: $4.5 million
MoDOT and the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis will construct a third mainline track and install the signals and switches associated with the project near St. Louis’ Gateway Station on the St. Louis Terminal Railroad.
When the new 11,000-foot-long track is completed, it will carry freight trains, freeing up the existing mainline track closest to the station primarily for Amtrak passenger trains. The other track will be used to make it easier for freight and passenger trains to pass each other, reducing the congestion that occurs now as trains have to wait for others to clear before they enter the station. It will also help unclog streets where motorists are sometimes held up by trains blocking crossings across the western metropolitan area.
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