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
- 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)