November 20, 2020

Amtrak: Clock is ticking for 110-year-old Hudson River rail tunnels

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo touring Amtrak's North River Tunnels under the Hudson River into Penn Station on December 19, 2018. The Gateway Program would build two new tunnels under the Hudson River, allowing the existing tunnels to be closed and rebuilt. Amtrak is now saying expensive repairs must start before new tunnels are built. (Photo Credit Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

"The study by Amtrak, reviewed by The Associated Press, pinpoints a litany of problems in the 110-year-old tunnel, many stemming from saltwater inundation from Superstorm Sandy eight years ago. Impetus for the effort grew over the last four years as a funding impasse between local officials and President Donald Trump's administration stalled a project to build a new tunnel."

-- Associated Press

For more: Please visit the news story "Clock is ticking for 110-year-old Hudson River rail tunnel" by David Porter that was published by the Associated Press on Thursday, November 19, 2020 for more...