USD 134.5M substation work approved for PATH rail system

USA, New Jersey: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey‘s (PANYNJ) board has approved a $134.5 million plan to replace two aging substations on the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system.

The two substations to be replaced, located in Jersey City and Harrison, New Jersey, are nearly 50-year-old substations which sustained extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, reports Progressive Railroading.

The new substations, with transformers and belonging electrical equipment, will be designed to sit several feet above the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s estimated flood elevation levels.

The existing substations will remain in service until the new ones are built. Work on the new structures is scheduled to begin later this year and be completed by fall 2021. 

Source: Progressive Railroading