Amtrak – Secaucus to New York Gateway Tunnel – United States - Project Profile
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Amtrak, a government-owned corporation, is undertaking the construction of Gateway Tunnel project between New York City and Secaucus in New Jersey, the US.
The project involves the construction of a tunnel between New York City and Secaucus in New Jersey. It includes the construction of two new 244m Hudson River tunnels to Penn station, four tracks through the New Jersey Meadowlands, replacement of 100-year-old Portal Bridge and the construction of a New York Penn Station south to handle additional passengers.
The tunnel is being constructed using cut & cover method and tunnel boring machine (TBM).
The project is one of the US government’s 50 priority infrastructure projects listed under the "Priority List: Emergency & National Security Projects" document.
Aecom, NJ Transit and WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff were appointed as study consultants.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PAYNJ) has been appointed as an associated developer.
In November 2011, U.S. Senate approved US$15 million for design and engineering work of tunnel.
In May 2013, the project was granted US$185 million federal funds. The received funds will be used for the construction of 'tunnel box' a 244m concrete encasement that will be built between the 11th and 10th avenues on Manhattan's West Side to preserve the tunnel right-of-way.
In July, 2013, Tutor Perini was appointed as construction contractor to construct 244m, 15m wide, and 10.6m tall concrete box tunnel. Concrete box tunnel is a key element of Amtrak’s gateway program and is intended to preserve an underground right-of-way for possible future expansion of the rail service via two new tunnels underneath the Hudson River between New Jersey and Penn Station, New York.
In September 2013, ground breaking ceremony held marking the commencement of construction works on concrete casing tunnel.
On November 11, 2015, Amtrak reached into an agreement on funding commitments with PANYNJ. The agreement establishes a new federal commitment to fund 50% of project costs and creates the “Gateway Development Corp.” under the PANYNJ to leverage billions in federal grant and loan funding for the project. Gateway Development Corp. will commission, fund and approve/supervise planning, EIS and design, engineering and construction work carried out by itself or individual agencies.
NJ Transit will carry out the environmental studies on the tunnels.
The environmental planning and preliminary engineering of the tunnel has been fully funded by Amtrak, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NJ Transit with a total funding of US$86.5 million.
The Port of New York and New Jersey and Amtrak will each provide US$35 million towards preliminary engineering works.
On April 28, 2016, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced its intent to jointly prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Hudson Tunnel Project with NJ transit pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
In May 2016, Amtrak, NJ Transit and Federal Transit Administration committed to 24-month schedule to get the required studies completed and obtain environmental permits required to start the construction works on the tunnel.
Engineering, design, and evaluation works on the tunnel were completed.
A preliminary environmental impact statement has been completed.
In January 2017, funding activities on the project are underway.
In July 2017, public hearings was held and expects a final environmental statement to be completed by second quarter 2018.
Construction is expected to commence in 2019.
The project involves the construction of a rail tunnel linking New York and Secaucus in New Jersey, the US.
The US$24,000 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of two new 244m Hudson River tunnels to Penn station
2. Construction of four tracks through the New Jersey Meadowlands
3. Construction of a 244m, 15m wide, and 10.6m tall concrete box tunnel
4. Construction of a New York Penn Station south
5. Replacement of 100-year-old Portal Bridge
6. Installation of power lines
7. Installation of signaling systemsReasons To Buy
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