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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park graphic: what's built/what's coming + FAQ (pinned post)

From the latest Construction Update: third rail coming for two railyard tracks, work on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

The latest Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Construction Update (bottom), covering the two weeks beginning Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, was circulated at 1:23 pm Friday (lead time) by Empire State Development (ESD) after preparation by Greenland Forest City Partners.

There are few changes from the previous update, given that vertical construction is not expected to start until spring, and the ongoing work is infrastructure or demolition.

In the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Vanderbilt Yard, the Long Island Rail Road is expected to begin installing the third rail for Storage Tracks 6 and 7, which are apparently the last two tracks (of 7) to be installed.

The final two tracks should be installed in "the fourth quarter," a Greenland USA official said 10/9/18, meaning by the end of the year. It's hardly clear that full installation will be complete by year-end, however, or whether the new permanent railyard is on schedule.

Also, the railyard site will be open on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and the contractor is expected to work on both of these days, presumably during daytime hours.

Pile drilling for the Vanderbilt Avenue retaining wall is expected to continue during daytime hours on weekdays and also possibly on Saturdays.

The LIRR will continue to use a portion of the railyard lighting near the Atlantic Avenue LIRR Access Ramp for security reasons. This was previously expected to "continue through November," but obviously has been extended, with no end point cited.