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8/15/2006



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NJ Transit to expand 2-year-old Morrisville yard



New Jersey Transit recently awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide construction management services and oversee the expansion of the Morrisville Rail Yard overnight storage and light maintenance facility.

The facility, which opened in 2004, currently has storage space for 12 passenger trains and includes a 1,000-foot train service and inspection track, 100-foot service and inspection area, two grade crossings, 37,200 feet of running track and catenary, and a 7,400-square-foot crew quarters facility.

The yard project’s $97 million second phase will add storage for another 130 commuter cars, as well as service and inspection (S&I) and wheel truing facilities, enabling NJ Transit to consolidate storage and running repair functions now completed at two other facilities. The expanded yard will have capacity to accommodate long-term service growth on NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor and Atlantic City lines.

Scheduled to be complete in mid-2007, the project includes redeveloping the southern half of a 30-acre former Conrail classification yard; constructing a two-track S&I facility, wheel truing facility, offices and nine electrified storage tracks; installing a catenary system on tracks and in the S&I facility; and installing underground utilities.



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