Project Management for the Upper Harlem Electrification Project

by R. T. Yutko,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Organization and Management of Public Transport Projects


The Upper Harlem Electrification Project consists of a 28 mile extension of 700 V. D. C. under-running third (current carrying contact) rail electrification from North White Plains, New York to Brewster, New York for the Metro-North Commuter Railroad. Included in the project were the construction of 10 new electric traction power substations, installation of current carrying contact, or third rail, construction of a signal power conversion facility, rehabilitation of existing railroad signal and communications systems, construction of a new power distribution line, construction of new high level passenger station platforms and installation of a new signal system. Other aspects of the project included installation of a computerized power supervisory system, installation of protective relaying, coordination with local utilities, the purchase of electrical apparatus and substation landscaping.

Subject Headings: Project management | Electric power | Power transmission lines | Construction management | Power plants | Railroad stations | Traffic signals | Electrical systems | New York | United States

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