South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

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South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby DogBert » Fri May 30, 2014 7:46 pm

Anyone happen to know if the MTA is fixing this station (post Sandy, when it was under water)? The last I heard there wasn't any money to clean up the mess, that that was well over a year ago.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Kamen Rider » Fri May 30, 2014 7:49 pm

There was always money, it's just not a quick and easy fix. They intend to move all the signal relays into a new building above ground on top of one of the entrances.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Backshophoss » Sat May 31, 2014 9:34 pm

For better or worse,rebuilding South Ferry is a multi year project,having to demo all the materials damaged by Sandy and
checking the "foundation" behind it is still useable for the rebuild,then rebuild the entire station all over again.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby DogBert » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:31 pm

I hope they prop up that signal relay building a few feet above the ground. :)

I didn't realize they were slowly working on it. I know it sat for awhile with nothing being done - wasn't sure if that was still the case.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Kamen Rider » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:45 pm

they have to go through all that contracting crud they always have to go through. RFPs, bidding, planning yadda yadda yadda
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby BigUglyCat » Wed Jan 06, 2016 5:40 am

Are there any updates on this project? Thanks in advance. :-D
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Kamen Rider » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:03 pm

it's all on WIKI.

the main entrance to the complex (the new one built for the new station) is currently closed to add watertight doors and other anti flooding measures. the 2009 station is pegged to reopen sometime in 2017.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Personality Sphere #0324 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:35 am

I prefer the older station's loop. I always found it innovative and creative, rather than a boring platform.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby n2cbo » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:56 pm

Kamen Rider wrote:they have to go through all that contracting crud they always have to go through. RFPs, bidding, planning yadda yadda yadda


Watch them have to go through an "Environmental Impact Study" again... 8^(...
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby BigUglyCat » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:55 pm

For us folks who live out in the boonies somewhere, would anyone want to bring us up to date on the new South Ferry Station rebuild progress?

I was just reading an MTA document dated 10/29/2015, that suggested a 9-month schedule. I have the impression that that schedule has slipped a bit. Wikipedia (which was referenced above) now says summer, 2017, reopening. Ya think? Any interesting gritty details would be appreciated!
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:13 pm

I would assume it will open in time for this delightful GO since apparently all trains utilizing the loop station need a special shield for the MDC to make sure the back half of the train isn't opened...and I was informed such a contraption was never made for the NTT trains the 2 uses.

http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=68&t=164269

They're also running the "terminate 1 trains at 14th Street and have the 2/3 go local to Chambers" nonsense on the weekends fairly frequently - which all has to do with South Ferry work.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Allan » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:48 pm

Special shield???? No such thing.

It all depends on the conductor to make sure that he/she doesn't hit the button to open the rear of the train. Although it should not be that hard since the conductors position is right at the end of the platform and to the right is the wall of the tunnel.

One of the concerns on the R142s is that the doors of the train cars may not line up properly with the gap fillers in the 2nd thru 4th cars as they are offset from the doors on the other side of the car. The doors in the 1st and 5th cars are equal to the ones on the opposite side (the same way the ones on the R62s are). If there is an issue on thing the MTA might do is have the conductor do a "partial open" which will open only one door at the end of each car.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:04 pm

Not going to argue with you, but my source is a TA employee...

I'm sure door placement is a consideration, but the shield on the MDC is a thing.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby GirlOnTheTrain » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:59 pm

Welp, according to this delightfully vague article on NY1...New South Ferry will reopen in June.
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/transit/2017/01/21/south-ferry-station-on-track-to-reopen-this-summer-after-hurricane-sandy-repairs.html

The MTA says it is testing the station's systems, and plans to re-launch the stop in June.

The restoration has a price tag of more than $340 million.


The video on the aforementioned link has some footage of the Sandy-related damage in the station to refresh your memory.
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Re: South Ferry 1 'new' terminal

Postby Head-end View » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:22 pm

Well let's hope the station opens on schedule. It will have been over 4 1/2 years since Superstorm Sandy. This has been a long time coming.
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