MTA Opens ‘Storm-Resilient’ Car Maintenance Shop

MTA Opens ‘Storm-Resilient’ Car Maintenance Shop

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Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor

MTA Staten Island Railway’s Clifton Car Maintenance Shop officially opened on Dec. 7. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA)

MTA Staten Island Railway’s Clifton Vehicle Upkeep Shop formally opened on Dec. 7. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA)

The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) on Dec. 7 unveiled a 93,220-sq.-foot facility housing a mend store, administrative places of work and assistance structures for MTA Staten Island Railway.

Staten Island Railway operates the only immediate transit line on Staten Island, N.Y., as aspect of MTA New York Town Transit (NYCT).

MTA explained the new Clifton Motor vehicle Maintenance Shop replaces a facility that “suffered intensive hurt that led to months of disruption next Hurricane Sandy a 10 years in the past.” It can sustain Group 2 hurricane h2o and wind pressures up to 110 miles for every hour sustained winds, moreover a three-foot water surge, in accordance to the company.

Within the shop there are four tracks for motor vehicle inspections and repairs, interior automobile cleaning, and approved automobile modification systems, as properly as an overhead-lifting procedure for altering roof-mounted air conditioning models and lifting railcar bodies for railcar truck upkeep.

Funding for the $165 million structure-develop challenge was allocated from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Hurricane Sandy recovery method. Other elements of the 5-year project contain:

  • Demolition, removing, and disposal of buildings and units, which include underground diesel.
  • Reconfiguration of tracks and switches and realignment of indoor tracks, which includes traction power and underground utilities.
  • Environmental get the job done, which includes asbestos abatement, lead abatement and underground fuel storage tanks removal.
  • Set up of communications methods, like clock/timekeeping, hearth alarm, public handle, CCTV and protection programs, and sprinkler and standpipe systems.
(Marc A. Hermann / MTA)

“A new Clifton Store usually means Staten Island Railway cars will be preserved and repaired on-internet site instead of in Brooklyn,” NYCT President Richard Davey stated. “I’m fired up for riders to see far more trusted and productive support for yrs to arrive.” 

“It’s been 10 decades given that Hurricane Sandy struck the New York metropolitan space, substantially damaging the region’s transit infrastructure, together with this store, the only maintenance facility for Staten Island Railway,” FTA Regional Administrator Stephen Goodman said. “The fruits of our operate demonstrates how we are investing in transit infrastructure and advancing crucial priorities. This venture will reap enormous gains for the riders of Staten Island and assist them get the place they require to go.”

For much more on the hurricane, study Railway Age Contributing Editor David Peter Alan’s Oct 2022 report that seems to be again at the harm Sandy induced and how some of the issues Sandy lifted are still impacting transit nowadays.