Item-by-Item Comparison of NJ Transit
proposal and ours.
(Figures for NJ Transit proposal from Newark Star-Ledger 07-28-05, "Next stop 34th St., NJ Transit decides for its new tunnels", by Joe Malinconico.Estimates for Subway to Secaucus and comments courtesy of Joe Versaggi, Bridgewater, NJ)
Figures adjusted pro-rata from original total estimate of $6.0 billion to more recent NJT $7.2 billion estimate on 4-22-07.
|NJ Transit proposal (Weehawken to 34th St.)||Our Subway to Secaucus proposal|
|1. The new tunnels to 34th St.||$2.7||$2.5||#7 Tunnels & Lincoln Harbor transfer station (85% of NJT's tunnels + $0.15 for station)|
|2. 34th St. station||$1.9||No new NYC terminal|
|3. NJ track work - Boonton yard, Bergen Loop||$1.6||$0.3||Elevated track from Palisades to Secaucus Transfer station + 10-track yard|
|4. NY track work||$0.4||$0.1||NY track work, NJT share of junction at 10th Ave & lead into tunnel|
|5. Property acquisition, engineering, enviro permits, etc||$0.4||$0.1||Less than for alternative proposal|
|6. New trains plus yet uninvented DMU (dual mode)
elec-diesel locomotives (costs under-estimated by NJT)
|$0.2||$0.3||11 IRT subway trains|
|7.||$0.1||Bus platforms, connecting escalators at Secaucus Transfer station|
|Total Estimated Cost (billions)||$7.2||$3.6||Total Estimated Cost (billions)|
|9. Plus 2 extra tracks between Secaucus and Harrison and widening of N.E. Corridor Portal Bridge over Hackansack River to eliminate bottleneck, obtain full benefits of new tunnels||$2.4|
|Revised Total Estimated Cost (billions)||$9.6|
|No figures available for Penn Station to Grand Central Station connection||$ ?|
Item 1. The #7 cross-Hudson tunnels can be smaller, at steeper grade, hence less expensive than the NJT tunnels.
Item 9. Added in 05-24-06 revision of page.