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June 28, 2024

Pelham Bay Bridge Fact Sheet

The Pelham Bay Bridge connects Amtrak trains between
New York City to Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Boston
along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) via Amtrak’s Hell
Gate Line. The bridge, which is also used by freight
trains, was partially rehabilitated by Amtrak in 2009,
but needs more repair and is reaching the end of its
useful life.

Amtrak is working with its partners at the U.S.
Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad
Administration (FRA), the Federal Transit Administration
(FTA), the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA),
and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
on the Pelham Bay Bridge Project, which proposes to
replace Amtrak’s current two-track bridge that was
built in 1907 with a new, modern crossing.