Weekend Work December 28-31, 2012
During the December 28 – 31 weekend shutdown of the Line between Queensboro Plaza and Times Sq-42 St, our maintenance workers and contractors accomplished several important tasks on the work taking place on this vital transportation link between Flushing Queens and Midtown Manhattan:
Signal System Modernization CBTC, Flushing Line
The contractor continues performing work associated with modernizing the signal system on the Flushing line. This line will be equipped with a modern Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) system. The weekend work included installation of equipment along the subway line, pulling 47,770 feet of fiber optic and line cables, and installing a cable tray and relay racks.
Queensboro Plaza Capital Track Program
New York City Transit’s Division of Track Maintenance installed 2000 square feet (4' x 500') of walkway adjacent to Queensboro Plaza Station’s Manhattan-bound track and replaced five power (third) rail support ties at various locations. Workers also cleaned track drains, scraped and cleaned 300 linear feet of track at Queensboro Plaza Station and removed debris from the area outside of the station in the Flushing-bound direction. In addition, material for future Flushing Line shutdown work was relocated.
Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Av Station
Repairs were made to the walls and ceiling at the track level and water remediation work was performed.
In the Steinway Street Tunnel, that connects Queens to Manhattan, existing ducts are being demolished on the Queens-bound and Manhattan-bound sides. A new duct bank (a structure that houses cables) is being built for new cables that supplies traction (third rail) power for the Line. In addition, 1,950 holes were drilled in concrete in preparation for the installation of a new duct bank.
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