Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 5:25 p.m
HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan (WABC) – At a parking garage in Hell’s Kitchen, repair crews are hard at work repairing two holes that caused Amtrak to suspend service between New York City and Albany.
The holes prompted officials to close the Hudson View garage because more than 100 vehicles were still inside. Customers were told they would not be able to pick up their cars until Saturday at the earliest.
Amtrak crews were on scene at 51st Street between 10th and 11th Avenues Tuesday morning, which was encouraging for customers and residents.
Mayor Eric Adams said Amtrak service will partially resume Thursday and will be fully back in service by Friday.
Construction Department officials say the public may not see much of the work being done because much of it will take place behind closed doors and underground.
Photos provided by the public works department show how crews found additional problems over the weekend while installing guards over the tracks.
Engineers found structural problems with the roof of the tunnel beneath the parking garage and structural defects, including cracked and damaged beams.
The first hole was found on the parking garage entrance ramp and measured 6″ x 10″. Crews also found a second hole on the ramp to the lower level measuring approximately 2 inches by 5 inches.
Although shoring and repair work has begun, there is no exact timeline for how long the repairs will take.
The DOB determined that none of the neighboring buildings were affected, which was a major concern among residents.
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