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Sun May 30, 2021, 08:34 AM

New York City: East Side Access On Track for 2022 Opening

Hat tip, Joe.My.God.

Cuomo Declares $11B Manhattan Rail Project Complete
May 29, 2021

Gothamist reports:

Major construction on East Side Access located under Grand Central Terminal is complete. The 15-year long, $11 billion terminal and concourse is seven stories underground, and will allow Long Island Rail Road trains to pull into Grand Central Terminal, reducing the burden on Penn Station—and ultimately shave up to 40 minutes off commutes into Manhattan.

About half the Long Island Rail Road trains will be diverted to Grand Central Terminal. Crews are now doing the finishing touches on the station, and Governor Andrew Cuomo promised Thursday it will open to the public sometime next year.

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The Long Island Rail Road will stop at Grand Central next year. Major Construction Completed At East Side Access, Still On Schedule For 2022 https://gothamist.com/news/photos-major-construction-completed-east-side-access-still-schedule-2022?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=shared_twitter via




May 28, 2021 Commuter/Regional, High Performance, Intercity, M/W, News, Passenger

ESA On Track for ’22 Opening

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor

Civil construction of MTA Long Island Rail Road’s East Side Access (ESA) project has wrapped up, with third rail to be electrified and test trains to run this summer before LIRR service to Grand Central Terminal begins in December 2022.

Construction of the $11 billion ESA project—originally conceived in the 1960s and developed in the 1990s—began in 2006 (see below for a video overview). It includes a new 350,000-square-foot passenger terminal under Grand Central Terminal, which currently serves MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA New York City Transit. The new connection will double LIRR’s capacity into Manhattan, with up to 24 trains per hour, and cut travel time for Queens, N.Y., riders by 40 minutes per day, according to New York MTA.


Categories: Commuter/Regional, High Performance, Intercity, M/W, News, Passenger
Tags: Breaking News, LIRR, MTA Long Island Rail Road, MTA Metro North Railroad, MTA New York City Transit, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York MTA


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