Business Insider saying infrastructure spend delayed into 2018, which didn't shock me but apparently some construction company investors bet otherwise.
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Greg Moore wrote:Yeah, they realized they really needed more office space, and fast.Trivia: The Pentagon had 202 phone #'s until recently, say ~~10 years ago. Now it's 703...
The biggest limitation was the amount of steel used. Hence why so much concrete.
On the western side of the station, Track 22 is currently being used as a holding and storage track. Amtrak wants to bring it back into use, which would require a new walkway, renovation of the platform and its historic canopies and track realignment. This track reopening should start this fall and take about two years, according to an Amtrak representative.I find this interesting. Should help the VRE and Amtrak trains heading south.
Arlington wrote:So was 21 an un-platformed bypass? Seems to me they should bite the bullet and do the work to get both 21 and 22 back in service.No, platform is still there adjacent to 22 track.....but it has no connection to the station. I can't even see traces of where it did.
east point wrote:Cannot find the proposed track layout about the expansion. Any one remember the link ?There was a blurb on Amtrak's page, but now I think this is close:
farecard wrote:Is there a track map of Union Station?Either Google or a search of this forum will answer this many times over.
east point wrote:Take this link and keep expanding it around Washington until you see the actual tracks.Unreliable for many countries, especially in Africa and the Middle East.
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Amtrak has released a request for qualifications (RFQ) from potential general contractors interested in a project designed to modernize the Claytor Concourse at Washington Union Station.
With the RFQ's release, Amtrak and its partners are launching a two-phase process to select a contractor for the project, which calls for expanding the concourse to double its capacity to alleviate congestion and improve accessibility.
Construction is expected to begin in fall and be completed in 2022, according to an Amtrak press release.
Other project work calls for the addition of restrooms and a new "Metropolitan Lounge" to replace the existing Club Acela, a premium lounge space for riders. Also, space will be added for support services including station manager and customer service representatives.