Thursday, May 10, 2012

NYCT's No. 7 extension gets first rails

Written by  Luther S. Miller, Senior Consulting Editor

MTA New York City Transit announced Thursday that the No. 7 subway extension to Manhattan's West Side, now 65% complete, has just received its first set of rails.

Rails delivered to the work site are 390 feet long and weigh 15,000 pounds, which limits each delivery to only four rails. The rails are delivered by work train from the the Linden Shop in Brooklyn. The trip takes about 48 hours because it travels during the midnight shift in order to avoid interrupting passenger service.