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8/3/2006



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Metro-North lets contract for Harmon yard modernization project


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MTA Metro-North Railroad recently awarded two contracts totaling $292 million to a joint venture to modernize the Croton-Harmon maintenance facility.

Comprising Slattery Skanska Inc., ECCO III, Edwards & Kelcey and Parsons Brinckerhoff, the joint venture will build a coach repair facility featuring two maintenance, one scheduled periodic maintenance, three repair and one train truck repair tracks; a parts storage area; and offices. The facility will enable workers to repair or inspect 26 coaches at the same time.

The companies also will construct a locomotive repair facility, which will be configured as a double-ended, run-through plant with capacity to inspect or repair 10 locomotives.

Finally, the firms will build a wheel-truing facility, which will enable Metro-North to measure precise dimensions of passenger-car wheels.

The projects are part of a four-phase program under which the railroad will upgrade the entire century-old, 275,000-square-foot Harmon Shop and Yard complex.

After it completes the coach and locomotive shops, Metro-North plans to begin building an electric car shop.


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