Transformative Expansion -    East Side AccessPresentation to the 5th Annual Global Infrastructure                 Leaders...
The MTA Network§  Provides 8.5 million transit rides a day  l    About 30% of all transit rides in U.S.  l    More trip...
Economic ImpactMTA the lifeblood of $1.4 Trillion regional economyProvides 25% of New York City’s construction industry jo...
What is the MTA Capital Construction Company?§  Created by the MTA in July 2003 to    oversee system expansion§  Mission...
What is East Side Access?A Transit Mega Project that will Extend LIRR      service to Grand Central Terminal
East Side Access - Need§  Penn Station is LIRR’s only terminal in Manhattan  l    North America’s busiest train station;...
Need for Expansion         East Side Access is in the densest population              and employment areas in the nation 2...
East Side Access - Benefits§  First Expansion of LIRR in over 100 years§  Increases East River tunnel capacity by over  ...
Upper PlatformEast Side Access - Scope§  7.75 miles of new tunnels    in Manhattan & Queens§  A new LIRR terminal    sta...
Mined Caverns and Shafts Directly Below Grand Central                    Vanderbilt            Park                       ...
LIRR Platforms Below Grand Central                                        §  Column free                                 ...
Escalator Construction    §  4 Escalators in Construction from New LIRR        Concourse to new Mezzanines    §  35 Degr...
Manhattan CavernsWaterproofing in Westbound Cavern (7/2011)   Installing Rebar Cage in Westbound Cavern (6/2011)Eastbound ...
GCT TunnelsInstalling Waterproofing in L302 Tunnel (6/2011)   Rebar Installation in L302 Tunnel (12/2011)Concrete Pour in ...
Manhattan Ventilation FacilitiesRendering of 50th Street Vent Facility   Rendering of Exterior of 44th Street.            ...
Open Cut Excavation Under Active Amtrak/NJT TracksMay 2011           Preparation at TBM Tunnel ‘A’           Launch Block ...
Mining New Tunnels and Building New Structures             Under the Rail Yard                                            ...
How do you get from…                     THERE And under an existing subway and elevated rail line                        ...
And in Manhattan, we must blast and build…And under blocks of the most valuable Real Estate in North America  While the se...
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MTA LIRR

  1. 1. Transformative Expansion - East Side AccessPresentation to the 5th Annual Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President MTA Capital Construction February 2012
  2. 2. The MTA Network§  Provides 8.5 million transit rides a day l  About 30% of all transit rides in U.S. l  More trips than the next 10 U.S. systems combined l  Four times the trips every year as the entire domestic airline industry l  Long Island Rail Road serves 282,350 customers per weekday, busiest commuter rail in country§  2011 operating budget of $13.4 billion§  Investing $24+ billion in its current five-year capital program
  3. 3. Economic ImpactMTA the lifeblood of $1.4 Trillion regional economyProvides 25% of New York City’s construction industry jobs2010 – 2014 Capital Program l  Expected to create approximately 350,000 New York jobs l  Spur $44 billion in economic activity
  4. 4. What is the MTA Capital Construction Company?§  Created by the MTA in July 2003 to oversee system expansion§  Mission: Build East Side Access, Second Avenue Subway, No. 7 Extension, the Fulton Street Transit Center, South Ferry Station (in revenue service) and manage the capital security program§  Largest transit expansion program in the nation§  Current project portfolio of $17 billion
  5. 5. What is East Side Access?A Transit Mega Project that will Extend LIRR service to Grand Central Terminal
  6. 6. East Side Access - Need§  Penn Station is LIRR’s only terminal in Manhattan l  North America’s busiest train station; operations shared with NJ Transit & Amtrak for total of 61 trains in the station during peak hours l  Overcrowded; approximately 230,000 LIRR passengers at Penn each weekday with 81,330 peak AM arrivals l  No capacity for increasing service; Station, tunnel and yard infrastructure limitations§  Almost 50% of LIRR customers would be better served by a terminal on Manhattan’s East Side§  LIRR cannot meet the needs of Long Island, the nation’s third largest city, or the needs of Man- hattan’s midtown economic center for workers§  Constructing new infrastructure for ESA will allow for increased train service between Long Island/ Queens and Midtown Manhattan
  7. 7. Need for Expansion East Side Access is in the densest population and employment areas in the nation 211 census tracts of over 100,000 33 census tracts of over 300,000 residents/sq. mi. in N.Y.C. workers/sq. mi. in N.Y.C.Manhattan Population Density - Only 6 other census Manhattan Employment Density - Only 5 other censustracts with this density in the entire nation tracts with this density in the entire nation
  8. 8. East Side Access - Benefits§  First Expansion of LIRR in over 100 years§  Increases East River tunnel capacity by over 50%§  Supports job growth in area surrounding Grand Central Terminal§  Relieves congestion at Penn Station§  Saves thousands of East Side-bound commuters 40 minutes per day§  Will serve approximately 160,000 customers per day
  9. 9. Upper PlatformEast Side Access - Scope§  7.75 miles of new tunnels in Manhattan & Queens§  A new LIRR terminal station beneath Grand Central Terminal l  8 tracks, 4 platforms Lower l  Mezzanines and Platform concourses§  New yards and shop in Sunnyside, Queens§  Budget: $8.192 B l  Including $463M rolling stock and $401M regional investments
  10. 10. Mined Caverns and Shafts Directly Below Grand Central Vanderbilt Park Avenue Avenue MNR Upper Level MNR Lower Level Off Street Entrances Freight Elevators 91’-0” 140’-0” LIRR Concourse Passenger Escalator Upper Elevators Shafts Platform LIRR Mezzanine West Cavern East Cavern Lower Platform 61’-2” Terminal Caverns 10’-7” Section Looking North Section Looking North 13’-0” 9’-5” 27’-4” 51’-11”
  11. 11. LIRR Platforms Below Grand Central §  Column free §  27’4” platform width §  47 escalators §  22 elevatorsUpper Platform Lower Platform
  12. 12. Escalator Construction §  4 Escalators in Construction from New LIRR Concourse to new Mezzanines §  35 Degree slopeInvert Rebar Placement in Escalator 3 (2/2012) Excavation in Escalator 1 using Manzi Mucker (12/2011)
  13. 13. Manhattan CavernsWaterproofing in Westbound Cavern (7/2011) Installing Rebar Cage in Westbound Cavern (6/2011)Eastbound Arch Form Carrier (9/2011) Poured Concrete Arches in Westbound Cavern (8/2011)
  14. 14. GCT TunnelsInstalling Waterproofing in L302 Tunnel (6/2011) Rebar Installation in L302 Tunnel (12/2011)Concrete Pour in L303 Tunnel (12/2011) Shotcrete Work in L-303 and TT-3 (2/2012)
  15. 15. Manhattan Ventilation FacilitiesRendering of 50th Street Vent Facility Rendering of Exterior of 44th Street. Demolition Near Completion.
  16. 16. Open Cut Excavation Under Active Amtrak/NJT TracksMay 2011 Preparation at TBM Tunnel ‘A’ Launch Block – May 2011 August 2011
  17. 17. Mining New Tunnels and Building New Structures Under the Rail Yard Track B/C Track A TBM Launch Structure Cut & Cover CQ031/CQ039 Tunnels Hone ywel l St Yard e ysid Sunn Track D LIRR Lead
  18. 18. How do you get from… THERE And under an existing subway and elevated rail line Under an active rail storage yardBy tunneling under the busiest railway interchange anywhere in the country HERE
  19. 19. And in Manhattan, we must blast and build…And under blocks of the most valuable Real Estate in North America While the second largest commuter railroad continues to operate Under GCT, the country’s premier rail terminal
  20. 20. Thank You!

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