Rail, Bridge, Tunnel, Transit
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.
Project Delivery Method:
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.