MTA-NYCT Rehabilitation of the Rockaway “A” Line due to Sandy
- Client: MTA, New York City Transit
- Location: Rockaway
- Project Value: $14,388,793
- Time Frame: 1 yr
- Start Date: 11/1/12
- End Date: 11/1/13
Following Hurricane Sandy in November of 2012, TC Electric repaired three different emergency jobs in the Rockaways: Rockaway Park Station/Train Yard, Rockaway Flats from Howard Beach to Broad Channel, and Broad Channel Lighting and DC Upgrade.
Rockaway Park Station/Train Yard – The station, tracks, relay room, signal tower, etc. were completely submerged in water from the storm. TC Electric cleaned and replaced all electrical breakers and cable in three electrical rooms. TC Electric also replaced compressors, dryers, Con-Ed service and associated electrical equipment in the newly re-built compressor room; replaced various lighting panels, wire and conduit throughout the station; cleaned and/or replaced hundreds of relays on the tracks and in the relay room and tower and installed 1,000 LF of new conduit, ran 25,000 LF of new signal cable and tested/terminated approximately 700 wires. After all signal equipment was replaced or cleaned, every wire and all equipment was tested and put back in service.
Broad Channel Lighting and DC Upgrade – TC Electric removed and replaced all station and platform lighting fixtures at Broad Channel with new conduit, wire troughs, and wire. Included was the replacement of all heaters and receptacles throughout the station and platform in addition to upgrading the DC emergency power for the station.
Rockaway Flats – The tracks, cable and signal equipment for a four mile stretch were severely damaged and needed major repairs. TC Electric tested over 5,000 wires to determine which cables needed to be replaced. More than 100 pieces of signal equipment were thoroughly cleaned with electrical degreaser and corrosion inhibitor. TC replaced all the switches, switch machines and motors in the stops to bring the equipment into a state of working order. Over 250,000 LF of new signal cable were installed and replaced over 4,000 LF of conduit, including over 3,500 terminations. After all the cables were pulled and terminated, everything was thoroughly tested and placed back in service.