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Background informationProject Created: January 24, 2019

Project Name: MTA (NYC) Access to Penn Station
Year in Operation: 2023
Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Rail, Bridge, Tunnel, Transit
Status: Design / Construction
Type: Substantial Alteration of Existing Facility
Description: Reconfiguration and refurbishment of rail connection to create new service for Metro-North trains [from Connecticut, Westchester, and the Bronx] over the Hell Gate Bridge into Queens, where they will merge with the Long Island rail Road's route, then proceeding through the East River Tunnels into Manhattan and west to Penn Station. The project includes four new stations in the Bronx at Hunts Point, Parkchester/Van Nest, Morris Park, and Co-op City, along with new tracks and switches, power, signal, communication, and infrastructure upgrades. The MTA's 2015-2019 Capital Program will provide and initial investment of $695 million, including $250 million in state resources committed by Gov Cuomo. Currently, Metro North trains are routed into Grand Central Station. The project will add Penn Station as an alternative destination on the West Side of Manhattan.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Bid Build
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: An MOU among Amtrak, Long Island Rail Road, Metro North, and the MTA was announced on 22 Jan 2019, naming HNTB as Engineer to advance preliminary design, and tentative project and construction schedule and strategy.

Project Locations

City: New York
State: New York
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Access to Land: Empire State Development Corporation is going to work twith the MTA to plan and develop the project. The project is a substantial reconstruction of rail service along existing routes.
Checkbox Checked Environmental Clearance

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

Checkbox Checked

From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: The project will be funded from government sources - MTA, the State of New York. Portions of the project include refurbishment of existing Amtrak ROW and bridges. The MOU provides for a mechanism through which the costs of replacing or refurbishing these assets will be split with Amtrak on the basis of usage.

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Direct Cash Support: $695 Million is already budgeted, and funded in existing MTA's capital program. This includes $250 in NY State commitments. The project is expected to cost over $1B for design and construction. Long term operating costs, including repair and maintenance is not included in these estimates.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
Design Bid Build/Construction Management at Risk (All Public Finance). Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Contractor after Design is Complete.

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction
To Be Determined

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: January 22, 2019
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
Pre-Feasibility (Public Sponsor Expense)
> $50 Million US
$25-100 Million US
$25-100 Million US
$1-5 Billion US
$1-5 Billion US
$2-10 Billion US
$2-10 Billion US


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