Plan du 2e siècle de la gare Washington Union Station

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Le projet 2nd Century de Washington Union Station est une initiative d'amélioration exhaustive composée de multiples projets visant à tripler la capacité de passagers et doubler la capacité des trains en modernisant et développant les équipements de la gare sur les 20 ans à venir.

Le projet 2nd Century est basé sur le 2012 Master Plan qui a défini une vision en matière d'objectifs de croissance à court et long termes pour la gare. As many as 37 million passengers, tourists, and shoppers pass through this station every year - making it the third most visited tourist destination in the world. Cette fréquentation a entraîné des défis, la gare ayant atteint sa capacité maximum aux heures de pointe; cela a provoqué de longues files d'attente pour les départs, de l'encombrement et une frustration visible des passagers. In addition, the station's platforms do not meet modern designs standards.

To address these issues, the project seeks to expand and modernize the multimodal transportation facilities at Washington Union Station by incorporating:

  • Re-built and expanded Claytor Concourse
  • Additional passenger concourses
  • Additional points of access and egress to and from platforms
  • Wider platforms
  • Longer tracks for double-berthing of trains
  • New entrances and exit points to surrounding street network
  • Better integrated multi-modal facilities
  • Improved ADA access

These improvements are an attempt to address the expected increase in rail traffic throughout the northeast due to future expansion and growth through 2040. Unlocking capacity constraints at Union Station is critical to operations along the Northeast Corridor as it is the busiest station for MARC commuter service and Metro riders and the second busiest for Amtrak, and VRE.

The 2nd Century plan accommodates a new transit-oriented urban neighborhood known as the Burnham Place project. Ce développement polyvalent de trois millions de pieds carrés sur les voies ferroviaires existantes sera réalisé par Akridge. The development will be a vital economic driver for the DC region as it will reconnect the urban fabric of the station's adjacent neighborhoods including NoMa, Capitol Hill and the H Street Corridor. Burnham Place englobera des espaces de vente, d'hôtels de bureaux et de résidences émaillés d'espaces publics ouverts.

In addition to these two projects, design and construction are underway to deliver several critical, near-term improvements to the passenger experience and rail facility. These improvement projects are advancing simultaneously with ongoing environmental review and long-range planning studies. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is currently leading an Environmental Impact Statement that will ultimately lead to a record of decision on a preferred alternative.

État du projet

Conception

These improvements are an attempt to address the expected increase in rail traffic throughout the northeast due to future expansion and growth through 2040. Unlocking capacity constraints at Union Station is critical to operations along the Northeast Corridor as it is the busiest station for MARC commuter service and Metro riders and the second busiest for Amtrak, and VRE.

The 2nd Century plan accommodates a new transit-oriented urban neighborhood known as the Burnham Place project. Ce développement polyvalent de trois millions de pieds carrés sur les voies ferroviaires existantes sera réalisé par Akridge. The development will be a vital economic driver for the DC region as it will reconnect the urban fabric of the station's adjacent neighborhoods including NoMa, Capitol Hill and the H Street Corridor. Burnham Place englobera des espaces de vente, d'hôtels de bureaux et de résidences émaillés d'espaces publics ouverts.

In addition to these two projects, design and construction are underway to deliver several critical, near-term improvements to the passenger experience and rail facility. These improvement projects are advancing simultaneously with ongoing environmental review and long-range planning studies. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is currently leading an Environmental Impact Statement that will ultimately lead to a record of decision on a preferred alternative.

Avantages

  • Meilleure capacité
  • Sécurité
  • Service aux passagers
  • Connectivité
  • Impact environnemental

Partenaires

  • Amtrak
  • Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC)
  • Akridge
  • U.S. DOT / Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
  • Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) / MARC
  • Virginia Railway Express (VRE)
  • District of Columbia DOT