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10/23/2007



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MTA Metro-North selects Gannett Fleming to design inspection/repair facility at century-old Harmon Shop site



MTA Metro-North Railroad recently enlisted Gannett Fleming Inc. to assess the conditions at the railroad's 100-year-old Harmon Shop. The firm then will design a rolling stock inspection/repair facility that "improves the efficiency of maintenance procedures for the railroad's 21st century fleet," according to a Metro-North prepared statement.

Design and demolition phasing also is included in the 69-month, $6.9 million contract award, which the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board will review at an Oct. 31 meeting. Work will be performed in two stages. The first phase will make way for the new electric car shop that'll accommodate two, 12-car trains in a building of 90,000 square feet, including a second floor for component repairs and employee welfare facilities.

The construction contract for the electric car shop will be awarded separately.




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