PACO Group was retained as a subconsultant to provide program management services for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation’s (Amtrak) Gateway Program, which is a set of strategic rail infrastructure projects to improve current services and create new capacity that will allow the doubling of passenger trains running under the Hudson River.
The program will increase track, tunnel, bridge and station capacity, eventually creating four mainline tracks between New Jersey and Penn Station in New York City, including a new, two-track Hudson River tunnel. The program also includes updates to, and the modernization of, existing infrastructure, such as the electrical system that supplies power to the roughly 450 weekday trains using this segment of the Northeast Corridor, and rebuilding and replacing the damaged components of the existing, century-old Hudson River tunnel, which was inundated with seawater during Superstorm Sandy.
By eliminating the bottleneck in New York and creating additional tunnel, track, and station capacity in the most congested segment of the Northeast Corridor, the Gateway Program will provide greater levels of service, increased redundancy, added reliability for shared operations, and additional capacity for future increases in commuter and intercity rail service.
01. Program management
02. Cost estimation