Technical details
MTA Construction and Development Company
New York, NY
Signals, track, electrical

SYSTRA is a major subconsultant to the lead designer, as part of the joint venture team awarded the $1.85 billion Penn Station Access Design-Build Project. SYSTRA is responsible for all design and engineering of track, AC power, signals, stray current and corrosion control, and systems integration. Together, the team is slated to complete the project in just over five years.

For the first time, Metro-North will provide rail service from the Bronx, Westchester, and Connecticut directly to Penn Station and Manhattan’s West Side.

This extension will improve regional transportation connectivity, enhance network resiliency, promote sustainability, and link communities, and will be implemented in conjunction with Amtrak, LIRR, and CSX railroads, connecting Penn Station New York to Metro-North’s New Haven rail line. This will reduce commute times considerably to the Bronx, Westchester, and Connecticut. Penn Station Access will rehabilitate Amtrak’s Hell Gate Line, improving reliability and on-time service for intercity passengers and preparing the corridor for eventual high-speed rail.

Four new accessible stations will be built in the East Bronx. In addition, 19 miles of track and substations will be constructed, the New Rochelle train yard will be reconfigured, and signal and communications technology will be modernized.