This marine terminal, owned by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, is a port and temporary storage facility for cargo that is transferred to trucks and trains for delivery. The owner sought to expand their distribution capabilities by making improvements to their rail infrastructure thereby increasing railcar clearance and accommodating longer cars. The project included a new at-grade railroad crossing and new turnout.
This project extended service on the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail system from Port Imperial to a new station on Bergenline Avenue in Union City, NJ. The existing 4,000’ long railroad tunnel was converted from freight usage to passenger operations. The bulk of work was performed deep inside the Weehawken Tunnel beneath the Palisades.
This New Jersey Transit project connected the Bergen Line and the Main Line through the construction of a new connector track and viaduct. Structural rehabilitation was required across the entire structure due to deteriorated steel.
This project arose from New Jersey Transit’s desire to increase capacity and flexibility for Hudson-Bergen Light Rail operations. A series of rail upgrades was necessary to accomplish their goal.
Three of New Jersey’s premier general contractors (J. Fletcher Creamer & Son, Inc., Joseph M. Sanzari, Inc. and Railroad Construction Co., Inc.) joined together to form a tri-venture, Creamer-Sanzari-Railroad-A Tri-Venture, tasked with constructing a major new transportation hub serving MetLife Stadium and the Meadowlands Sports and Entertainment Complex. This hub created direct access to the Complex from all major railways in New Jersey and New York.