The 22-mile stretch of electrified track from the Philadelphia Zoo to Paoli remains Amtrak’s longest distance between power substations along the New York-Washington-Harrisburg branches of the national railroad.
Amtrak is overhauling the transmission power system along the right of way to increase power reliability and efficiency, improving rail operations while maintaining the system’s state of good repair.
Burns is leading design and construction oversight for two 138-kv transmission lines and a new 138-kv to 12-kv traction power substation. Tasks include:
Amtrak, Signaling and Train Control, Communications, Traction Electrification, and Facilities Engineering Services
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), Media/Elwyn Line, Overhead Catenary System Replacement
NJ TRANSIT, Hoboken Depot and Henderson Street Substation Rehabilitation