Lifecycle Overhaul and Upgrade
In January 2014, the VRE Operations Board adopted a lifecycle maintenance strategy for VRE rolling stock. The basis of this strategy is to maintain VRE locomotives and passenger cars at the highest level of reliability throughout the life of the equipment. As VRE continues to acquire new vehicles to extend the train sets, the on-going maintenance will become increasingly important. A new building at the Crossroads Maintenance and Storage Facility will be constructed to specifically perform this work and will be fully dedicated to these activities.
The new Lifecycle Overhaul and Upgrade (LOU) Facility will be almost twice as large as the existing Service and Inspection building at about 33,000 square feet. The new Track 0 will be added and Tracks 2 and 3 will be reconfigured, with Track 3 ending as a stub track providing additional storage. Two tracks will be relocated to an adjacent parcel and numbered tracks 9 and 10. The two buildings will be separated by about 20 feet. The main roof will have 26 skylights and windows on the upper walls to allow more natural light into the building. Early procurements for two of the long-lead, heavy equipment pieces are underway.
Although the project is located at the south end of the VRE Crossroads Yard, all work will be done without affecting the adjacent CSX railroad tracks.
Advertisement for construction of the LOU building is on hold pending adjacent property acquisition to replace the two tracks that will be taken out of storage for use in the LOU facility. The new drop table and wheel truing machine manufacturers have been selected although the award of the contracts is on hold also pending the property acquisition. Funding is being provided by FTA, State Mass Transit funds and VRE.
- Project design complete and ready for construction
- Continuing to coordinate with Spotsylvania County regarding our application for a site permit
- Procurement for construction awaiting completion of property acquisition
Last updated: 05/22/2017