Skanska to rehabilitate rail transit infrastructure in Northeast region

April 15, 2020
The nearly $40-million contract is for rehabilitating and restoring Amtrak’s maintenance facilities.

Amtrak has awarded a nearly $40-million contract to Skanska to rehabilitate and restore maintenance facilities for the Next Generation Acela 21 high-speed rail service coming to Washington, D.C., Boston and New York City.

The three maintenance facilities were initially built by Skanska 20 years ago. The rehabilitation will include structural modifications and industrial equipment upgrades to accommodate the new trains being placed into service in 2021.

Construction began in February 2020 and is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2021.