The East Side Access Project Discussion (ESA)

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Re: The East Side Access Project Discussion (ESA)

Postby EuroStar » Fri May 26, 2017 7:24 am

The first strings of rail were pulled through some of the tunnels under the yards (I think tunnel D) in Queens this past week. Of course, we are very very far from being able to run something on them, but it is a milestone.
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Re: The East Side Access Project Discussion (ESA)

Postby jlr3266 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:16 pm

The Westbound Bypass Shield was designed by the Contractor.
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Re: The East Side Access Project Discussion (ESA)

Postby EuroStar » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:53 am

It appears that the Westbound bypass has hit a major snag. They appear to have been unable to resume construction with the tunnel shield. At this point it begs the question whether they should not just look into a temporary reroute of some sort and digging up the short tunnel the conventional cut and cover way. That will be disruptive, especially to Amtrak, but frankly, at this point it appears to me that the jacked shield is hopeless.
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Re: The East Side Access Project Discussion (ESA)

Postby SwingMan » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:02 pm

Just to be clear on this:

The bypass was going to go under the existing Line 4 and 2 from North to South to allow Amtrak trains the ability to not mingle with LIRR trains? And the trench between F and Harold was part of it, correct?
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Re: The East Side Access Project Discussion (ESA)

Postby Head-end View » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:45 pm

Does anyone here know what the problem is with the shield? And can it be described in layman's terms?
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Re: The East Side Access Project Discussion (ESA)

Postby lpetrich » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:08 pm

MTA starts laying track for long-awaited East Side access for LIRR commuters -- some positive news.
The $10-billion project has been plagued by repeated delays and is tentatively set to open in late 2023.

Officials on Monday said the project is now 72% completed and that 13-and-a-half miles of track will eventually be in place.
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Re: The East Side Access Project Discussion (ESA)

Postby mkm4 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:19 am

and that 13-and-a-half miles of track will eventually be in place.

I would hope so. :wink:
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