IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

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IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

Postby Kilo Echo » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:28 am

Trains on the 1 line are stopping again at Cortlandt Street in Lower Manhattan.

From The New York Times: Cortlandt Street Station, Damaged on Sept. 11, Reopens 17 Years Later.
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Re: IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

Postby Head-end View » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:14 pm

Well that only took seventeen years............
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Re: IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

Postby andrewjw » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:06 pm

During which the entire site was excavated, the temporary PATH station built and through 1 service restored, the bathtub rebuilt, the Oculus and PATH WTC station built, and finally rebuilt the 1 station - all while service was running. A significant endeavor, especially given the bureaucracy of the Port Authority and MTA which was admittedly a factor.
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Re: IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

Postby JamesRR » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:26 pm

andrewjw wrote:During which the entire site was excavated, the temporary PATH station built and through 1 service restored, the bathtub rebuilt, the Oculus and PATH WTC station built, and finally rebuilt the 1 station - all while service was running. A significant endeavor, especially given the bureaucracy of the Port Authority and MTA which was admittedly a factor.


Indeed. IIRC, even after rebuilding the tunnel (very quickly) they had to excavate underneath it, requiring a complex series of pylons and cross beams to hold up the tunnel, which eventually was hollowed out underneath. A massive feat.
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Re: IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:37 am

Port Authority didn't even release the site to the MTA for their construction until 2015.
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Re: IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

Postby Head-end View » Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:33 pm

I was there today. Station looks very good.
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Re: IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:52 pm

Have they finished the half-assed job on the uptown platform yet?

I was there last week, very little of the tiling was done, all that wording on the uptown side is wallpaper, it's supposed to be tiled like the downtown side.
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Re: IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:58 am

Watched a You tube vid tour of Cortland st on the #1 side of that station complex,other than getting a bit "seasick",seems like there at "punch List"
level of finish. Still it was a nightmare like project to rebuild that part of the IRT from the ruins of WTC destruction on 9/11.
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Re: IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:31 pm

The north and south ends of the new station have the traditional Dual Contracts ca. 1915-1918 look, being built on the 2002 tunnel box and station shell (cut-and-cover tunnel), however the raised pillarless ceiling in the center was a later change in plans, possibly an afterthought.
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Re: IRT Cortlandt St station reopens

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