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Exchange Place Progress Report

 

Existing Conditions
The current station is not in operation because it cannot function as a train terminal (trains can not enter from one tunnel and exit from another). Also the existing platforms can only accommodate seven cars.
Estimated Schedule
18 months (fast track)
Start Design: November 2001
Mobilize Construction: February 2002
System Start-up: June 2003
Estimated Total Project Cost
$160 Million
Features
New switches will enable the station to function as a terminal.
Service will be restored to Exchange Place before a new station is completed at the WTC site and the connecting tunnels are rehabilitated.
Connections with ferry service to New York City will be facilitated.
Direct fixation of track to concrete trackbed will improve ride quality.
Updated signalization and communications systems will provide a high level of passenger safety.
The expanded platforms will accommodate 10-car trains.
Current Status (As of January 17, 2003)
Construction activity includes duct bank placement under the station platforms, installation of the concrete knee walls, and the completion of the fiberglass enclosure, flooring and east hallway for the 27 kV room. In addition, installation of track began at the station. Mining and excavation for the eight new tunnel crossovers are substantially complete. Continuing construction includes: drilling and contact grouting in tunnels west of the station; removal of existing utilities in the station area; lattice girder, shotcrete, and permanent rock bolt installation; duct bank removals and replacements for Tunnels E, F, G and H; track bed replacement; construction of the 27 kV and Signal Relay Rooms and utility vaults; platform extensions; new track work; and 27 kV switch and cable run installation.

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