|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.
|18 months (fast track)
Start Design: November 2001
Mobilize Construction: February 2002
System Start-up: June 2003
|Estimated Total Project
switches will enable the station to function as
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
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.