Metro North Restores Service To 2 Stations

Metro North riders at the Philipse Manor and Scarborough Stations can rejoice as the agency will be restoring service back to these two stations later today. Here is more via the official press release:

MTA Metro-North Railroad today announced it will restore regularly scheduled reverse peak train service to and from Philipse Manor and Scarborough Stations on Monday, May 1. The railroad completed Superstorm Sandy Restoration work that took the section of track between the stations out service, so substitute bus service is no longer required. Metro-North worked closely with contractors to avoid inconveniencing customers, and there will be no future Hudson Line substitute bus service for trains at these stations due to Superstorm Sandy restoration work.

The seven miles of track from north of Tarrytown station to south of Croton Harmon Bridge had been taken out of service last August to support the railroad’s on-going Superstorm Sandy Restoration work. During the nine month outage, contractors made crucial infrastructure improvements along the right of way, including: elevating equipment platforms, and replacing power cables, switches and snow melter systems.

Following Superstorm Sandy, Metro-North is restoring signal and communications systems across 30 miles of the Lower Hudson Line. The railroad awarded a $190 million joint-venture, design build contract for the Hudson Line Sandy Restoration project to Judlau Contracting, TC Electric and URS.AECOM.  The three firms joined forces to work on the project as one design-build team. Metro-North anticipates the completion date for this phase of the Superstorm Sandy restoration work will be January 2018.

Metro-North issued the design-build contract to expedite the project. Design-build contracts call for a single team of contractors – in this instance, three contractors acting as one entity – to be responsible for both designing and building an entire project in order to ensure that coordination is seamless, and that work is completed in the shortest possible time frame.

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