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Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Posted by: Mike Governale, president and co-founder of Reconnect Rochester

There hasn’t been much coverage about the progress on Rochester’s new intermodal station lately. So we thought we’d do another construction update and let you know that the project is moving along as scheduled and the new station is expected to be open and ready for passengers next summer, 2017.

Since our last update, the rickety old 1970s Amtrak station has been demo’d, bridge and tunnel work has largely been completed, and the new building is rising above the site. You can find most of these photos and information on the NYSDOT website external link but once again, so that you don’t have to go digging for it, here’s a look at what’s been happening…

Demolition of Old Railroad Station

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
11-30-15

Site overview

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
1-8-16

Where former station was, looking southwest.

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
1-8-16

Tracks

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
New Mainline 1 (M1) rail line active, existing M1 line severed to the left. Looking west. 11-4-15

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
CSX Holland truck, welding rail together, looking east. 11-6-15

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
CSX Freight Line Entering Station. 11-10-15

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
CSX heating, straightening and spiking the rail for Temp M2, Looking Southwest. 1-8-16

Passenger and Baggage Tunnels

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Inside of tunnel looking east at ramp to high level platform. 11-10-15

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Ramp from High Level Platform to Tunnel looking West. 11-18-15

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
High Level Platform with plastic over top, Looking West. 1-8-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
New baggage ramp with plastic on top of walls, ready to pour concrete flooring (inside high level platform) Looking West. 1-8-16

Storm Sewer

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Deep excavation installing a “T” concrete Pipe into the existing storm sewer, Looking west. formerly where the rail line M2 was. 2-5-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Deep excavation installing “T” concrete pipe into the existing storm sewer, looking southwest. The red paint edge is the new concourse tunnel. Can you spot the remnants of Rochester’s original Union Station? The brick wall to the left is the old stairway down to the existing pedestrian tunnel. 2-5-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Deep excavation installing “T” concrete pipe into the existing storm sewer, looking east. The brick wall in the background is the existing pedestrian tunnel. The wall to the right is the old stairway down to the existing pedestrian tunnel. 2-5-16

Foundation

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Foundation work on new station underway. 5-30-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
View of tunnel top, backfill, passenger tunnel with no top and Baggage ramp roof forms. 5-23-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Site overview looking Northeast. 5-24-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Basement South Wall (4 line wall) opening is for escalator, looking south. 5-24-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Basement South wall (4 line wall) opening is for escalator, looking Northeast. 5-24-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
View of southern basement wall, a monolithic pour after all bar is in place. 5-23-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Amtrak Stock pile in Front, CSX stock behind canopy, looking North. 5-24-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
South basement wall concrete pour (4 line wall) looking east. 5-26-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Backfill of Concourse Tunnel with CSX material, looking west. 5-26-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Removing existing tunnel roof steel, looking northeast. 5-26-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Concrete pour of south basement wall (4 line) looking north. 5-26-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Under Slab backfill of new station basement floor slab. 6-17-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
Under Slab backfill of new station basement floor slab. 6-17-16

Framework

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
View of baggage ramp looking east from under canopy. 7-25-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
View of new station basement from under the baggage ramp canopy. 7-25-16

Rochester Intermodal Station Update 2016
A portion of the steel frame and one of the rear arches of the station now stands near the tracks. 9-7-16

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