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East Side Access

White Pearl Marble Will Provide Exquisite Finish in the Future LIRR Passenger Concourse at Grand Central Terminal

By | East Side Access

The original plan for the future LIRR passenger concourse included the same Botticino marble you see throughout Grand Central Terminal (GCT), but before the design of the concourse was finalized the project management team took a closer look at the stone choices for the concourse and decided the new concourse…

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See It Happen: Nearly Two Miles of New Main Line Track Installed in Busy Harold Interlocking Rail Junction for East Side Access Project (Video)

By | East Side Access

The MTA has completed a significant and difficult portion of work for the East Side Access project at Harold Interlocking in Queens, the busiest rail junction in the United States. Earlier this year two crucial sections of mainline track were rebuilt and existing infrastructure upgraded while the Long Island Railroad…

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MTA Board Approves Historic $51.5 Billion Capital Plan

By | East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project

On September 25th The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board unanimously approved a proposed 2020-2024 Capital Program that invests $51.5 billion into the region’s subways, buses and railroads over the next five years to institutionalize and build on the progress of the Subway Action Plan and create a faster, more accessible,…

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Hicksville Station - 02-22-19 (Photo by MTA Capital Construction/Trent Reeves)

MTA Releases Proposed 2020-2024 Capital Plan, Directing Historic Level of Investment to Make System Faster, More Accessible and More Reliable

By | East Side Access, Jamaica Capacity Improvements, LIRR Expansion Project

The MTA today released the 2020-2024 Capital Plan that proposes investing $51.5 billion into the region’s subways, buses and railroads over the next five years. The proposed capital plan includes $5.7 billion for the Long Island Rail Road, which will enable its historic transformation by the planned December 2022 opening of East Side Access and the Main Line Expansion Project. The Main Line Expansion Project is adding a third track on 10 miles of the Main Line corridor, used by 40% of LIRR customers.

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East Side Access - Tunnel D News Update - 09-11-19

East Side Access: Approach Tunnel Concrete Pour Completed for Future Connection of LIRR Main Line Tracks with Midtown Tunnels

By | East Side Access

As part of the extensive rail network of tunnels and connections that will bring LIRR trains to and from the east side of Manhattan, known as East Side Access, project personnel have now completed concrete placement for the final 80 feet of a vital approach structure in Queens. The 5,000-foot…

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