Fulton Street Transit Center opening delayed (again)

Testing delays and unfinished elevators push back completion 60 to 90 days

TRD New York /
Jun.June 24, 2014 01:10 PM

The opening of Lower Manhattan’s soaring Fulton Street Transit Center, scheduled for this Thursday, has been pushed back an additional 60 to 90 days.

The megaproject is delayed thanks to testing delays and unfinished elevators, transit officials said during a Monday board meeting. Already years late and millions over budget, the hub will eventually link 11 different subway lines at six different stations, joining with the Port Authority’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub by 2016.

The MTA’s No. 7 train extension to the Far West Side of Manhattan is delayed as well, slowed by elevator issues and other problems at the 34th Street and Eleventh Avenue station. That project was scheduled to open by the end of this year, but will not be completed before February 2015 even with a newly accelerated timeline, engineering consultant Darlene Rivera told board members in the Monday meeting.

Engineers are also struggling to repair eight high-speed ventilation fans along the No. 7 line extension, according to the Times. The fans, which are designed to push hundreds of thousands of cubic feet of air per minute, currently are vibrating during tests — an issue officials are attempting to evaluate and correct. [NYT]Julie Strickland


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios

Second Ave subway’s next phase could impact Durst, Extell dev sites

Corey Johnson’s MTA reform plan targets controversial Scaffold Law

MTA renews 50K sf at Forest City’s
1 Pierrepont Plaza in Brooklyn

The MTA is still spending millions to maintain its empty headquarters

De Blasio to Cuomo: You’ve got the money, now fix MTA and NYCHA

Cuomo made appointments to state boards. Then, in apparent defiance of his own executive order, he cashed their checks

To pay for the broken MTA, Cuomo wants to tax landlords near new subway projects

Real estate owners should pay for transit project costs, MTA officials say

arrow_forward_ios