The North River Tunnels are a pair of rail tunnels that carry Amtrak and New Jersey Transit lines under the Hudson River between Weehawken, New Jersey, and the Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan. Constructed in 1910, the North River Tunnels is a critical travel option for commuters on the New Jersey Transit and Amtrak’s busy Northeast Corridor line. These tunnels are active, they allow 24 crossings per hour each way and operate near capacity during peak hours. The tubes run parallel to each other underneath the Hudson River. Their centers are separated by 37 feet. The two tracks fan out to 21 tracks just west of Penn Station.
00:00 – Why the North River Tunnels is a critical travel option for commuters
01:11- The origin of the name “North River”
02:08- Why Crossing the Hudson River proved to be an obstacle.
03:11- When Albert Gallatin, issued his report of proposed locations for transportation of national importance.
04:29- PRR & The Long Island Rail Road Company, develop the New York Tunnel Extension Project.
04:52- The North River Tunnels was awarded to O’Rourke Engineering Construction Company.
06:16- The profoundly troubling issue of “The Behavior of the Subaqueous Tunnels.”
10:17- The incorporation of additional cast-iron plates in the North River Tunnel.
11:26- The North River Tunnel Opening in 1910.
12:54- ARC program was designed to restore public transportation NYC
14:33- How Superstorm Sandy damaged the North River Tunnels
15:53- The development of The Hudson Tunnel Project, which will rehabilitate the North River Tunnel.
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