Rail

MTA's Metro-North assessing flood damage of line

Posted on September 9, 2011

A team of engineers hired by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Metro-North Railroad is inspecting and assessing the catastrophic flood damage to the Port Jervis Line. Meanwhile buses are providing alternative service for the 2,300 people who normally use the line each weekday.

Significant damage to the line identified last week following Hurricane Irene by an aerial inspection includes up to 40 washout locations, including three washouts each at least a thousand feet long near Sloatsburg, a 400-foot section of track washed out just south of Sloatsburg, significant damage to several railroad bridges and exposure of what had been a subterranean signal cable.

Following through on MTA Chairman Jay Walder's emergency powers invoked to expedite rebuilding the devastated line, work began last week on an on-the-ground assessment of damage from the storm and a final condition assessment report is expected by the end of the month.

AECOM began a conditions analysis of track and structures along 14 of the hardest hit miles of the right-of-way as well as a hydrology study of the area. Their sub-consultant, Systra, is assessing all railroad communications and signal systems, while M.G. McLaren will assess damage to the rail bridges in the affected area.

AECOM was issued a Notice to Proceed for emergency work, not-to exceed $500,000.

Metro-North is studying its options to improve service.

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

SEPTA takes Siemens ACS-64 electric locomotive on inaugural run

The purchase of the new locomotives was made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania's comprehensive funding transportation bill.

'Flying train' could be coming to a station near you

Aircraft design features detachable wings to hasten turnover at airports and make boarding easier and closer to passengers’ homes.

PowerPusher's rail movers safety push, pull over 225 tons

The flexible mover operates on or off the rails for increased dexterity and efficiency allowing for easy maintenance of railcars.

NCTD board approves purchase of 5 more Siemens locomotives

The new vehicles will allow NCTD to improve operational efficiency while contributing to local and state sustainability and air quality goals.

Chicago's Metra launching 2 fare zone pilot programs

In May, the board of directors approved testing several recommendations that emerged from a study of its fare policies.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close