Nine-month suspension coming to three HBLRT stops in Jersey City

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Thirdrail7

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The West Side branch will be affected by sewage replacement issues.

https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/02/nine-month-suspension-coming-to-three-light-rail-stops-in-jersey-city.html

The suspension is scheduled to coincide with sewer work performed by the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority and will last from June 1 to March 1, 2020. The affected stations are at West Side Avenue, Martin Luther King Drive and Garfield Avenue.

There are more than 5,000 daily riders on the light rail branch that heads to the three affected stations, according to a NJ Transit spokeswoman.

The MUA is repairing a deteriorating pipe that runs underneath the light rail tracks. NJ Transit says it will take two months just to decommission the affected portion of the line and remove wires and track so the MUA can begin its own work.
Ouch!
 

Thirdrail7

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A little longer than nine months but at least they finished the work.


New Jersey Transit last week resumed Hudson-Bergen light-rail service at the West Side Avenue Station following the completion of required utility work by the Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority.

The action is the last step in reopening West Side Avenue Branch stations that were closed last year to accommodate work to replace sewer pipes that run directly under the light-rail tracks.
 

west point

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This poster has been involved with water and sewer construction work. Around my neck of the woods whenever any rail line is built the first item to be done is all utilities are identified and any that cross or run parallel to a rail line are excavated. In fact that includes RRs and public roads and interstates. The utility is replaced by placing it inside a steel casing pipe. Then if any future utility work is needed under the rail line the utility can be extracted and a new utility line inserted into the casing . That way no disruption to rail or road service will happen.

Now someone tell us why NJT did not do this when constructing the line ?
 

Green Maned Lion

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NJ transit has a standing policy to violate every good practice, rules, regulations, and law systematically.
 
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