Track laid at CRRC subway car factory in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD — Workers are making tracks at the massive CRRC rail car factory now under construction in East Springfield.

In addition to laying actual railroad tracks, they are installing electrical equipment and air handling systems, testing fire alarms, painting and putting the fixtures in the employee restrooms.

Next week, workers are scheduled to put in the prefabricated electrical substation that will power the 2,240-foot-long test track, said Joseph Maliszewski, project manager at the site for Plaza Construction.

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