Project Background

The Cross Harbor Freight Program involves a detailed design of a new rail yard, float bridges, rail barge and barge refurbishment project at Greenville Yard, Jersey City, NJ. This facility is over 100 years old and will be upgraded. It will maintain rail and cargo operations for the Port Jersey Cross Harbor Freight Program, and Tropicana.

The Greenville Yard is located on the north side of the Port Jersey peninsula in the heart of New York Harbor. The rail yard, known as the Cross Harbor Rail, was originally created at the turn of the century to expand capacity, transferring freight between the railroad, harbor craft and transit cross harbor, east of Greenville Yard to Brooklyn, NY. The volume and operations have evolved over the years.

Our Services

Design for revitalization of 100-year old terminal operations, including track, barge, and bridge design.

Results

Our consultants delivered a design supporting the long term goals of greater growth, reduced truck congestion and reduced adverse impacts on the environment. The design achieved a 225% increase in car float transit capacity. Currently, the PANYNJ plans to rehabilitate and improve access and capacity, for freight, municipal solid waste, and intermodal rail movement through the yard.