Amtrak, New Carrollton Station

Amtrak, New Carrollton Station

Project Overview

Amtrak is transforming Northeast Corridor train travel by enhancing the customer experience, both in stations and on-board trains. Part of this effort includes the construction associated work at New Carrollton Station in Maryland. The project involves work within the existing station and the construction of a side platform, and will be closely coordinated with Amtrak for minimal impacts to service.

This infrastructure work is required to prepare for the introduction of the new Acela fleet. The project is necessary to support higher frequency Acela service by expanding the routing options available for high-speed trains in the busy triple-track territory between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, which is also heavily utilized by commuter trains. Constructed in 1983 as an intermodal facility, the New Carrollton station serves Amtrak and Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) trains, Washington Metrorail, Metro buses, MTA buses and county transit, as well as many commuting drivers who connect to transit and Amtrak. The New Carrollton Station is served daily by Amtrak’s Acela, Northeast Regional, Palmetto and Vermonter trains. New Carrollton Station is located on the Northeast Corridor (NEC), one of the busiest, most complex, and economically vital transportation systems in the world connecting eight states and the District of Columbia.

Design and Construction Phase Services: Envision prepared order of magnitude estimate for this $17 million project. This included a consideration of track work, including removal, replacement, and realignment, catenary/OCS replacement, upgrades to the station building, and different interior finishes and accouchements.

Design Services Phase II: Scope included full construction documentation and service; Code analysis for life safety and egress requirements for platform and station levels; Code review drawings, construction phasing plans and construction staging plans; Constructability review; Specifications; Drawings; Monthly project reports.

Bid and Construction Phase: Envision is providing cost estimating, scheduling, bid, and construction support services.

Project Information

Owner Amtrak
Project Start October 2017
Project End Ongoing
Project Cost $35M
Envision’s Role
  • Cost Estimating
  • Scheduling
  • Bid and Construction Support