As a subconsultant to the winning Prismatic design-build team, Gotham Engineering, a division of RailPros, has been awarded a contract for the design and construction of the new Clifton Car Repair Shop in Staten Island, N.Y. During Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Staten Island Railway’s only mechanical repair facility, the Clifton MUE Shop, is located on the island’s North Shore – just feet away from the New York Narrows – and sustained extensive damage as a result of a 6-foot storm surge.
The project consists of the demolition of the existing buildings, construction of a new facility and track work. The new three-story, 86,000 SF railcar repair shop project will last approximately four years, beginning in 2017. Gotham staff will provide testing and commissioning services for the entire integrated system, including all building subsystems such as security, communications, and mechanical systems, as well as the yard systems (including rail wayside systems).
This is not Gotham Engineering’s first Superstorm Sandy repair project. Earlier this year, Gotham also provided on-site inspection services, field engineering support, sub system and integrated signal and communication testing, and Quality Control/Quality Assurance to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) for the complete modernization and replacement of the St. George Terminal Interlocking in Staten Island.