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Greater Cleveland RTA – Brookpark Rail Yard and Shop Preliminary Site Inspection

In July 2019, K&J, along with its subconsultant HNTB, conducted and produced a site inspection report that covered the safety hazards within the rail maintenance facility and yard complex. The hazards related to recent arcing incidents within the maintenance pit area, defects with the traction power negative return, facility and track grounding concerns, and track installation lacking appropriate isolation. This work included new rail isolation joints (IJs) installed for the yard and maintenance facility, the new negative return installation tying back to the TPSS, and rail bonding jumpers at the bolted rail joints. Recommendations included immediate repair items and detailed electrical testing requirements prior to utilizing the facility and yard along with long term repair requirements for the facility.