MTA North Avenue Yard Technical Tour
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Time: 1:30PM – 4:30PM*
Maximum Attendees: 30
* Please meet in the hotel lobby by 12:45PM for a 1:00PM departure. We will return to the hotel at approximately 5:00PM. When we arrive at the Facility, we must check in at the 1st Floor Office. PPE Equipment (Hard Hats, Vests and Sturdy Shoes are required).
During the tour we will visit inside the Shop where there are multiple service tracks with Inspection Pits, Car Hoists, Overhead Cranes, Turntables and a Wheel Truing Machine. In addition, there is a Pantograph Inspection Platform for the Maintenance Workers to gain access to the top of the Light Rail Vehicle.
There is also a Car Wash Building, a Paint Shop, a Warehouse where all the Spare Parts are kept, a Radio Shop, Welding Shop and Wheel Set Repair Area, Locker Rooms, and a Break Room. Located upstairs are the Administrative Offices.
There are 2 Traction Power Substations – one to power trains in the Yard and one to power trains in and out of the Shop.