RESTORATION OF PATH SERVICE TO WTC SITE: EXCHANGE PLACE IMPROVEMENTS

Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the Port Authority of NY & NJ (PANYNJ) set in motion plans to re-establish commuter rail service to its former Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) World Trade Center (WTC) Station, which plans involved constructing a new, temporary WTC Station, reconstruction of the flooded twin Hudson River tunnels and upgrading the Exchange Place Station to accommodate "terminal" rail services. This paper discusses relevant tunnel design and construction approaches and processes associated with the Exchange Place Improvement Project. This project represents the first use of road-header type excavation equipment and the first application of steel fiber reinforced shotcrete (SFRS) liner systems for ground support on a mass transit project within the New York City Metropolitan Region.

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  • Accession Number: 00988612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407444
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume II
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 6 2005 12:00AM