Rensselaer Station/Albany-Schenectady Track Enhancements

CHA provided engineering design, permitting, and construction inspection services on the Amtrak’s Empire Corridor. The $50 million Rensselaer Station project included a new fourth station track, switch and signal improvements, and high level platform extensions at Amtrak’s 10th busiest station in the United States.

We also worked on a $91 million capacity improvement project that included a new second main track; switch and signal upgrades; and significant grading, drainage, bridge and culvert improvements between Albany and Schenectady. This initiative included an electrical component to provide power for communications buildings, switch heaters, and storage track power.

  • 2017 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Awards, Gold Award
Project Services:
  • Railroad Design and Coordination
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Structural Design
  • Fatigue Evaluation
  • Load Rating Analysis
  • Construction Inspection
  • Bridge Design
  • Construction Support
  • Electrical Design
  • Track Design
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E)