Rensselaer Station/Albany-Schenectady Track Enhancements

New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) -- Rensselaer to Schenectady, New York

CHA is providing engineering design, permitting, and construction inspection services on Amtrak’s Empire Corridor. The $50 million Rensselaer Station project includes a new fourth station track, switch and signal improvements, and high level platform extensions at Amtrak’s 10th busiest station in the United States.

We are also working on a $91 million capacity improvement project that includes a new second main track; switch and signal upgrades; and significant grading, drainage, bridge and culvert improvements between Albany and Schenectady. This initiative included an electrical component to provide power for communications buildings, switch heaters, and storage track power.

Awards Received:

  • 2018 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Awards - Gold Award: Transportation
Services Provided by CHA:
  • Railroad Design and Coordination
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Structural Design
  • Fatigue Evaluation    
  • Load Rating Analysis
  • Construction Inspection
  • Bridge Design
  • Construction Support
  • Electrical Design
  • Track Design
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Plans, Specifications and Estimates (PS&E)