Maintenance Matters: Function by Design

The New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has been looking for a suitable site to build a rail yard layover facility beyond the western limit of its New Jersey commuter rail service area. It was NJ Transit's strategic plan to centralize and improve its Northeast Corridor (NEC) rail vehicle layover and running maintenance operations at the new facility, consolidating storage and light maintenance functions served by various other sites. After evaluating several alternatives, NJ Transit selected the site of a former freight classification yard in Falls Township near Morrisville, Pennsylvania. The $82 million Morrisville Yard Improvement Project transformed the site into a passenger train storage facility capable of providing overnight stopover for up to 12 passenger trains and a total of 140 cars. Conrail continues to maintain a freight yard on the site. To provide a reliable and high capacity route between the new yard and the NEC, the project included the redesign of the Morris and Morrisonville Yard interlockings and the rehabilitations or replacement of four bridges. Because of careful planning and innovative design and construction methods, NJ Transit is enjoying the operational benefits of a new, state of the art yard; the project was completed on budget and on time in March 2004.

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    • Morgan, Lewis O
    • Carroll, Thomas R
    • Sandoval, Oscar
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


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  • Accession Number: 01002648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2005 3:13PM