CHICAGO TRANSIT Authority awarded a $48?2m contract on January 10 for resignalling the downtown Loop at the heart of the city’s elevated metro network over the next three years.Divane Brothers Electric Co is to replace the signalling and train control systems at the busy Van Buren/Wabash and Lake/Wells junctions where Brown, Orange, Green, Purple and Pink line trains join and leave the Loop. The work is expected to improve reliability by regulating train movements more precisely. The Chicago Transit Board has also awarded a $66?9m contract to FHP Tectonics Corp for reconstruction of the Paulina, Southport, Wellington and Diversey stations over the next 16 months. This is the final contract in the Brown Line capacity expansion project, which will see 18 stations rebuilt with improved accessibility and longer platforms to handle eight-car trains.