Games One and Two of the World Series will be played this Wednesday and Thursday and nearly 10,000 of those sports fans arriving for both games will exit the MTA Metro-North Train Station at 153th Street in the Bronx under standing seam canopies and roofs made from Englert Series 1300 profile and T-Panel with batten caps to shape a Double-S curve to the roof over the east stairway of the complex. .
The new station which opened in May provides daily local service on Metro-North’s Hudson Line and special service on the Harlem and New Haven Lines for Yankee ballgames played at the new Yankee Stadium. The MTA Metro-North Railroad will run extra trains for all Yankees versus Phillies World Series games.
The new train station exits passengers right in front of the old stadium’s steel infrastructure which demolition teams have been slowly dissembling since the Yankees began playing in their new 50,000-capacity home. The project included new platforms, a pedestrian bridge, stairs and mezzanines on either side of the bridge, and elevators capped by the Englert Series 1300 material. In order to accomplish the construction during Yankees off season, extensive staging was involved. A portion of the existing pedestrian bridge had to be cut and the remainder used for pedestrian traffic during one season. The new structures were founded on piles, with piles caps and grade beams.
ADPI of Avenel, N.J., the metal fabricator on the job, chose to use t-panels with batten caps to form the complex Double-S roof over the east stairway. Although somewhat less expensive than the stronger double-lock system the t-panels allow seam sections to snap on rather than the panels being machine locked together. The forest green color was chosen to match other station roofs along the Hudson Line of the railroad. Nearly every station along the Hudson Line has an Englert standing seam metal roof.