Atlantic Yards: Long Island Railroad Permanent Yard Phases 3 & 4
The Atlantic Rail Yard project is a joint venture between Tully Construction and Posillico. Previously, Tully Construction has worked with Posillico in completing Phases 1 & 2 for Forest City Ratner Companies and the Long Island Railroad. Phases 3 & 4 expand on the first two phases where the existing train storage yard for trains terminating at the Atlantic Rail Terminal were relocated down 30-feet from their original grade.
Phases 3 & 4 expand on that relocation and expansion of the original yard from three tracks to a total of 7 storage tracks and a new entrance into the Atlantic Terminal. This new opening (West Portal) will allow trains to access the yard directly from the terminal, thus eliminating the trains traveling east past the current switch for the yard – a timely and costly move for the LIRR. The joint venture has completed more than 224 “tie-backs” and 20 24-inch piles in support of excavation.
The job is a complex operation since ongoing construction takes place in the active LIRR storage yard constructed in Phases 1 & 2 and the Joint Venture must navigate heavy equipment and material around moving trains coming in and out of the facility as well as completing an aggressive schedule and deadline.