Weekend Work January 18 - 21, 2013
On the January 18-21 weekend, train service on the
Line was suspended between Queensboro Plaza and Times Sq-42 St to give maintenance workers and contractors an opportunity to accomplish several important tasks to improve the customer experience on this critical transportation link between Flushing, Queens and Midtown Manhattan:
Signal System Modernization CBTC, Flushing Line
The contractor continued performing work associated with the installation of a new Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signal system. When completed, the line will be equipped with a modern signal system. Work over the last weekend included negative return cable work at Times Sq-42 St Station (1,081 feet of 2 millimeter cable was pulled and 260 linear feet of 4” Fiberglass Reinforced Epoxy was installed), the installation of conduit and equipment from Times Sq-42 St to Grand Central-42 St (30 feet of 3” conduit, and 30 feet of 2” conduit), the installation of two junction boxes and door hardware at the First Avenue relay room, and chopping and patching at five locations from Times Sq-42 St to First Avenue.
Capital Track Program
Division of Track Maintenance workers installed track panels on the Times Sq-42 St-bound track in the vicinity of the Court Sq Station, replaced five third rail support ties at various locations nearby and at Queensboro Plaza Station and scraped and cleaned 500 linear feet of track at Queensboro Plaza Station. At and nearby the Hunters Point Av Station, work crews installed seven sections of new rail, polished 500 feet of rail and welded two areas of track.
The contractor completely demolished 450 linear feet of old duct bank on the Times-Sq-42 St-bound track and partially demolished 100 linear feet of old duct bank on the Main St-bound track. Work also included the installation of 400 feet of rebar and Fiberglass Reinforced Epoxy duct for the new duct bank with six ducts on the Main St-bound track and the completion of concrete form work on the same track. In the Steinway Tunnel, the contractor sealed leaks in the Times Sq-42 St-bound section and removed 1,500 feet of old cable from the Main St-bound section.
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