14 JUNE 22, 2017 RIDGEWOOD TIMES WWW.QNS.COM
Rail company to move noisy repair center out of Glendale
BY ANTHONY GIUDICE
Things may soon be quieter
for Glendale residents living
along Otto Road near the
Fresh Pond Railyard, as New York
& Atlantic Railway (NYA) will move
its train repair facility out of the
neighborhood by the end of the
Congresswoman Grace Meng —
who has been keeping a watchful eye
on NYA, especially since the crash
in Maspeth in 2015 that involved an
NYA train — and several other elected
offi cials made the announcement on
June 16 of the plan to move the repair
Under this new plan, NYA will
relocate its “Track 11” repair line to a
non-residential area in East New York
that neighbors the L train, NYA’s East
New York Tunnel and the existing
NYA rail yard.
Currently, the repair track runs
along Otto Road from 67th Place to 69th
Place and is used to fi x rail cars. Repair
operations on the track include changing
of wheels and break shoes; fi xing
mechanical problems; and repainting
identifying letters and numbers on locomotives.
These operations oft en involve
New York and Atlantic Railway will be moving their train repair track out of the Fresh Pond Rail Yard in Glendale.
noisy hammering, drilling, welding and
the use of other loud machinery.
“NYA’s plan to transfer its repair
operations is good news for Glendale
residents who have long been plagued
by noise caused by these rail car repairs,”
Meng said. “I thank NYA for
making this decision. I look forward to
building on this positive development,
and working further with company
offi cials to address other train-related
issues that impact the community.”
NYA plans to have the repair track
moved out of the area by the end of June.
“NYA is proud to have worked closely
with Congresswoman Meng and
other elected offi cials and community
leaders to bring this benefi t to our
neighbors,” said NYA President James
Bonner. “We have historically engaged
in improvements when we can do so
in a way that allows us to preserve the
benefi ts we provide to our customers
and residents of Queens, Brooklyn
Photo courtesy New York and Atlantic Railway
and Long Island. We look forward to
continuing the positive collaboration
evidenced by this project.”
Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley,
state Senator Joseph Addabbo, Assemblyman
Mike Miller, Assemblywoman
Cathy Nolan, and Assemblyman Andrew
Hevesi also applauded the move,
noting it was a major step forward for
Glendale residents who had suff ered
from quality-of-life issues due to the
loud train repairs.
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