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Amtrak/NJT - North River Tunnels

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Hackensack Portals

The Modern Railroad by Edward Hungerford; 1911

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BH Photo #333656

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Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Hudson River on Amtrak & New Jersey Transit
Location
Weehawken, New York County, New York, and Hudson County, New Jersey
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_Project
History
Constructed 1904-1908
Builders
- Charles M. Jacobs of New York City, New York (Chief Engineer)
- John Shields Construction Co. (Contractor)
- O'Rourke Engineering Construction Co. (Contractor)
- William Bradley
Railroads
- Amtrak (AMTK)
- Commuter Rail
- New Jersey Transit (NJT)
- Northeast Corridor (NEC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.75925, -74.01262   (decimal degrees)
40°45'33" N, 74°00'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/583342/4512501 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 68722 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 30, 2015: Added by Luke

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Amtrak/NJT - North River Tunnel
Posted July 30, 2015, by Ian Martin

FWIW, as far as I know the Gateway Project is designed to augment, rather than replace, the North River Tunnels. The Gateway Tunnels are needed to allow for long-overdue maintenance on the 1908 tunnels, but I'd be very surprised if they aren't returned to service after an extensive rehabilitation. Given the volume of trips between NY & NJ, there's just no way they'd let them sit idle forever.