The Red-Purple Bypass (RPB) Project consists of construction of a new bypass just north of the Belmont station, which went into service November 2021, followed by a Red and Purple line track structure rebuild between Belmont and Newport/Cornelia. The track structure rebuild began in early 2022 with an expected completion in 2025.
The expected benefits include:
- Smoother more reliable service
- Fewer delays
- Relief of chronic overcrowding on the trains and rail platforms
- Reduced noise at street level
- A brighter, cleaner, safer and more pleasant pedestrian environment