Over the past few years, we’ve been working on ways to keep MAX moving in hot weather.
In 2016, we installed anchors along a segment of Red Line track to keep the rails — which expand in the heat — in place. And to combat the issue of sagging overhead wires, we recently made adjustments to the counterweights along parts of the Blue and Red lines to give them more room to move.
Now trains can operate with fewer speed restrictions as temperatures reach triple digits. To help you know what to expect in hot weather, we updated the High Heat Cheat Sheet: