Amtrak Baltimore Penn Station Next Generation High-Speed Rail (NGHSR) Station/Track Improvements
The introduction of Amtrak’s next generation high-speed rail (NGHSR) train fleet represents the future of high-speed service in the Northeast to increase train frequency between New York and Washington.
This project merges capital improvements earmarked in Amtrak’s 2021 Northeast Corridor Service Plan with its high-speed rail fleet procurement. When completed, the first phase of the Baltimore Station NGHSPR Station/Track Improvements will result in the following infrastructure upgrades:
- New High-Level Platform 5: A new platform with new lighting, signage, PIDS, security, power outlets, canopy roof, and drainage system.
- New Pedestrian Bridge and Platform 5 Headhouse: The new pedestrian bridge will allow access to new boarding platforms, and the headhouse will include a new elevator, escalator, and stairs.
- Platform 2 Conversion: The existing low-level platform will be removed and replaced with a new high-level platform for passenger access to other tracks.
- Signal Improvement: The improvements will include relocation of interlocking signals to coincide with a new clearance point that was replaced in a previous interlocking renewal project.
- Security Enhancements: The new systems include video surveillance, egress gate access control, fire alarm, passenger information display, public address and Wi-Fi systems.