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Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work

G Greenpoint Tubes
12 Weekends Completed
Check mark2013 Accomplishments
 
Check markInstalled over 85,000 feet of
        communication, power and
        fiber optic cables
Check markInstalled 17 Emergency Alarms
Check markInstalled nearly 9,000 feet of
        communication conduit
Check markInstalled 400 feet of conduit
        bracket
Check markInstalled 970 linear feet of duct
Check markScraped, power washed and
        painted all fire line (2,600 feet)
Check markInstalled 14,800 feet of wire and
        44 boxes for emergency
        communication telephones
Check markCompleted 2,500 feet of
        structural repairs
Check markRemoved over 31,000 feet of old
        tunnel lighting
Check markInstalled more than 3,500 feet of
        new cabless
Check markInstalled 459 new lighting boxes
Check markRepaired over 3,600 feet
        of track
Check markRepaired more than 50
        water leaks
Check markRehabilitated 28 stairways
Check markScraped and painted 96,000
        square feet of station
        ceilings and columns
Check markScraped 10,000 feet of track bed
Check markScraped 10,000 feet of track bed
Check markInstalled 4 new signal boxes
Check markOver 10,000 feet of signal cables
installed

 

Fixing the Greenpoint Tubes

The G line icon Greenpoint underwater tubes flooded to a height of 15 feet during Superstorm Sandy.  The flooding resulted in salt water corroding the power cables, rails, and fasteners, raising the potential for future service delays. Ventilation, lighting, pump control, and signal communication systems were destroyed. While temporary repairs were made after the storm, all of these vital systems need permanent repairs. Fix & Fortify work will restore and rebuild components in the Greenpoint Tubes to restore reliable train service, and, where feasible, add resilient features to make the G line icon line less vulnerable to future severe weather events.

Work commenced with this 12-weekend effort in 2013, with a second phase of work to follow in 2014. Given the current state of this critically important, but unseen infrastructure, we need to make full repairs to the G line icon Line’s Greenpoint tubes. By doing so for twelve weekends, over the course of six months, we were able to get work done more efficiently when ridership is the lightest.



Get more information about our work in the Greenpoint Tubes, plus the full calendar of service changes here.

 

Accomplishments:

July 5 - 8, 2013

July 12 - 15, 2013

July 19 - 22, 2013

August 2-5, 2013

August 9-12, 2013

August 16-19, 2013

August 23-26, 2013

September 6-9, 2013

September 2013

September 27-30, 2013

October 4-7, 2013

December 6-9, 2013

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