Trans Hudson Express Tunnel Engineering Phase


Client: New Jersey Transit
Location: Newark, NJ
Size: Length of Tunnel – Tunnel extends from New Jersey to Manhattan
Cost: $7.6 Billion  (Projected Total)
Completion Date: 2006 – 2010 (Professional Services)   Construction: 2009 – 2017

AVA’s Role

Anil Verma Associates (AVA) Inc. was a part of the design team responsible for the design and preparation of plans and specifications for the Trans Hudson Express Tunnel (THE Tunnel) which will be constructed underneath the Hudson River, between New Jersey and New York City. This project includes all associated tunnel structures, and the 34th Street Station in New York City, which will be the northern terminus of the project. Our responsibilities included: Architectural Design of Underground Stations, Mid-Tunnel Ventilation Structures, Ancillary Equipment Rooms.  AVA was a subconsultant to the Joint Venture team of Parsons Brinkerhoff/DMJM Harris/STV Group.


The New Jersey Transit’s Trans-Hudson Express Tunnel (THE Tunnel) project extends from Frank R. Lautenberg Station in Secaucus, New Jersey to Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street in Manhattan. In New Jersey, the project runs parallel to New Jersey Transit’s Northeast Corridor (NEC) line. The project, which was being designed for passenger transport only, would include the construction of (6) new fan plants (3 in New Jersey/3 in Manhattan), a new track connection between the Main/Bergen/Pascack Valley Lines and the NEC at Secaucus Junction, a new rail storage yard in Kearny, NJ, and two new tunnels under the Palisades in NJ.  The Tunnel project also includes two new single track tunnels under the Hudson River that will connect to a facility under 34th street with passenger connections to the existing Penn Station and New York City Transit. These new tunnels will supplement the existing two-track tunnel and four-track railroad between Secaucus, NJ and New York City.