Amtrak Penn Coach Yard (PCY) Heavy Maintenance Facility

INFOTRAN is providing final architectural design as the lead architect /architect of record in delivering the final architectural design for the design-build project overseen by Herzog Contracting and TYLi International. This comprehensive project involves the design and construction of a 95,000-square-foot Heavy Maintenance Facility (HMF). The new HMF design aims to accommodate heavy maintenance, light maintenance, inspection, and service and cleaning activities for both High-Speed Trainsets (HST), Inter-City Trainsets (ICT), and Acela vehicles at Penn Coach Yard (PCY). Emphasizing energy efficiency and sustainability, the design integrates Green Building best practices to align with Amtrak’s corporate sustainability goals and other relevant guidelines for long-term economic benefits.

Considerations for design encompass the specifications of three locomotive types—Auxiliary Power Vehicles (APV), Cab Cars (PC), and Passenger Vehicles (PV)—comprising the train sets, as well as Amtrak Acela vehicles. Maintenance activities for PC address the unique requirements to service Electric, Diesel, and Dual Mode Power Cars on Maintenance and Inspection (M&I) tracks and Service and Cleaning (S&C) tracks within the HMF. INFOTRAN architects are actively developing a Building Information Modeling (BIM) model crucial for coordinating equipment such as forklifts, access walkways, OCS, bridge crane, monorail cranes, drop table, and diesel exhaust ventilation. Additionally, the BIM model serves to coordinate all engineering disciplines involved in the design of these facilities.

A mandatory step before constructing the new HMF involves relocating existing outbuildings and yard storage areas (“New Facilities”). As part of INFOTRAN’s scope of work, the relocated facilities include a 12,195-square-foot Multi-use Office and Welfare facility, a 3,300-square-foot Welding School, a 3,000-square-foot Radio shop, and a 3,000-square-foot Materials Management building.

Project ID#244-23




Philadelphia, PA

Unique Attributes

Design Build
Energy Efficiency
Low maintenance materials