World Trade Center PATH Station

  • Location:
    Lower Manhattan
  • Main Contractor:
    Gilston Electric
  • Period:
  • Project Description:

    Every day, more than 250,000 pedestrians pass through the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in the PATH Station powered by Gilston Electric. This station is the primary access point to New Jersey’s PATH rapid-transit system as well as 11 of New York City’s subway lines, and Gilston provided corrosion control systems, traction power systems, and signal work for the project.

    Gilston’s electrical strategy included an intricate blue light system, campus-wide grounding system, and a fire suppression and track mist system. Track signal accuracy and precise traction power ensured efficiency while paralleling switchgear powered the entire World Trade Center site. This involved more than 100 miles of cable, as well as making modifications to existing substations.