South Ferry Station Faces More Delays
The South Ferry subway station makeover is looking to be on track - for more delays.
Last held up in January when it was discovered the gap between the platform and train was too big, an engineering firm hired by the MTA said work at the station be finished a month late.
The $530 million project overhauling the termimal for the No. 1 train will likely wrap up by May, according to the report by Jacobs Carter Burgess.
However, the station will likely be open and operational before all the work is done. MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz would not say when the station will open.
Downtown is now famous for delays and overly costly projects, said Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign advocacy group. You want some sense of forward motion.The MTA has not announced the project's opening date since snafus derailed its debut originally scheduled for December.
Ortiz declined to comment on the engineer's findings.
Besides the one-inch gap that was found in the platform which reportedly cost $200,000 to repair and sent more heat the MTAs way water was also discovered to be seeping in the stations walls.
Today, Jacobs Carter Burgess will present its analysis of South Ferry and other major construction projects at the agency's committee meetings.
The engineer's report also faulted the MTA for employing insufficient management in its project expanding Long Island Rail Road service to Grand Central Terminal.