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5/22/2007



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Metro-North, New York City to finalize Yankee Stadium station pact



MTA Metro-North Railroad and New York City are close to finalizing agreements for a new commuter-rail station to be built on the Hudson Line near Yankee Stadium.

Scheduled to open in second-quarter 2009, the station will feature two 10-car island platforms with four staircases and two elevators that connect the platforms to a 10,000-square-foot covered mezzanine. From the mezzanine, a 450-foot overpass will lead to the stadium.

Metro-North has agreed to provide $52 million to fund the station construction, ticketing facilities, customer information center and half the cost of the mezzanine. The agency would operate and maintain the station and mezzanine. New York City would provide $39 million to pay for the other half of the mezzanine's cost and a pedestrian overpass. The parties expect to award a design-build contract to a CCA Civil Inc./Halmar International L.L.C. consortium, and a construction management contract to DMJM Harris Inc. once the MTA board approves the agreement and contracts.

Metro-North projects between 6,000 and 10,000 people will use the station on game days. Hudson, Harlem and New Haven line trains will serve the station. Metro-North also will provide special shuttles from Grand Central Terminal and 125th Street to the facility.


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