Workers lay new track at Morse Red Line station lickety-split

In less than 48 hours, workers at CTA’s Morse Red Line station laid at least 1,000 linear feet of new track from 10 p.m. June 15 to 6 p.m. June 17.

What’s cool about this work is riders can stand on the platform mere yards away and watch laborers set ties and rails, and pour in the ballast.

Each worker has a set job, many of them are laborers pushing around the heavy gravel ballast.

Or, they may be charged with leveling the track – a very important job. See the photo gallery.

Share your tips and photos via Twitter @ctastationwatch and/or with station-specific hashtag, such as #MorseCTA or #GranvilleCTA. The photos will show up at the new crowd-sourced website, CTA Station Watch. Or, post photos at the CTA Station Watch Facebook page. Those photos also will magically appear at the CTA Station Watch site.

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