Work being done on the roadbed between 103rd & 110th St stations along Central Park West.
Every week, I update the “Service Diversions” for everyone so they may plan their commutes in advance. Over the last month or so, one of the most common construction themes during this diversion was the removal of tracks. Just a few minutes ago, MTA New York City Transit released a press release & some cool photos of the work being done.
MTA New York City Transit restored normal rush hour service this morning after a weekend in which workers fanned out throughout the system to maintain and rehabilitate tracks, signals and switches on multiple subway lines.
Photos of the weekend work can be found here: http://t.co/vITLYsW
At least three of this past weekend’s work projects involved jobs that required the removal of track. A new concrete roadbed was installed on the uptown B/C Line track between 103rd and 110th Streets, in Manhattan. Once completed, the improvements to the roadbed will provide a smoother, quieter ride through the area.
At the same time, between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Fulton Street on the G Line, the old roadbed was chipped out in preparation for new concrete and track installation.
Work also progressed on the new free transfer concourse between the B, D, F and M trains at Broadway-Lafayette and the uptown 6 Line platform at Bleecker Street. Up in the Bronx, new track panels were installed along the 2/5 Line at Jackson Avenue, Freeman Street and 174th Street.
While these jobs pose some inconvenience for customers, weekends are the only time when complicated track, signal and electrical projects can be performed due to the necessity for workers to have access to tracks without having to be concerned about passing train traffic. Other types of jobs, such as station rehabilitation platform edge replacement also require suspension of train service.
Here is another photo:
The most recent roadbed broken up into chunks near the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station in Brooklyn.
These photos are courtesy of Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Leonard Wiggins
For the complete set, visit the MTA’s Flickr account by clicking here.
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