Staten Island Railroad Reactivation

Last Updated July 14, 2014

NYCEDC coordinated the Staten Island Railroad Reactivation (SIRR) which was reactivated on April 17th, 2007.


At a total cost of $80 million, the project included the expansion of rail lines within Arlington Yard, replacement of three timber railroad bridges, a new WYE connection for Travis Branch and SIRR Main Line and 6,500 feet of new track along Travis Branch.

The improvements were part of the City’s plan for rail transportation of containerized solid waste from the proposed department of Sanitation transfer station now being built at the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill.

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