Commuter Tunnel Under the Hudson Won’t Be Finished Until 2035
Nov. 15, 2022
The long-delayed, $16 billion project to repair the existing Amtrak tunnels under the Hudson River and build a new two-track tunnel is about to move forward under the control of the Gateway Development Commission, which became the project sponsor in September.
The Hudson tunnels went into service in 1910 and today carry Amtrak intercity trains from Washington, D.C., to New York and Boston, as well as New Jersey Transit commuter trains. Before the pandemic, 200,000 passengers a day passed through these tunnels on two tracks.