The Charlotte Gateway Station

Charlotte, NC

The Charlotte Gateway Station project was a multi-staged progressive project to move the intercity passenger rail station from the current undersized, flood-prone, and poorly-connected location in the Norfolk Southern general classification freight yard, which is currently located on Tryon Street north of the square, to a location in Uptown Charlotte, closer to Charlotte’s employment center and within blocks of the City’s major sporting facilities. The project, which has high traffic counts – both vehicular and pedestrian, is approximately three quarters of a mile long and includes grading, drainage, 8 bridges, an 1,100 LF Amtrak passenger platform, emergency egress stairs, tunnels and walkways, 7 retaining walls, rock plating, utility re-locations, sub-ballast installation, bridge drainage systems, paving, caissons, driven steel H-Pile, micro-piles, temporary pedestrian walkway enclosure, bridge demolition, demolition of the Greyhound Bus Station, and temporary and permanent shoring. Crowder worked in partnership with NCDOT, NCDOT Rail Division, Norfolk Southern Railroad, and engineer Volkert, while at the same time coordinating with Charlotte Water, CDOT, three contractors actively building on adjacent properties, Preferred Parking, the Panthers facility, and Greyhound to complete this project within NCDOT’s budget and timeline.