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East Side Access

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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East Side Access - 07-26-19

ESA Progress Photos

By | East Side Access

QUEENS WORK 1. Placing and leveling stone for the base of an approach structure in Harold Interlocking. 2. A crane placing pre-fab modules for a traction power substation in Queens. 3. Demolition of old catenary spans in Harold Interlocking in preparation for installing new ones. 4. Installing new catenary spans…

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East Side Access 07-12-19

ESA Progress Photos

By | East Side Access

MANHATTAN WORK 1. Installation of ceiling frames on the lower level platform in the future LIRR Terminal beneath Grand Central. 2. Installation of stone tiles over an archway in the future LIRR Concourse. 3. Installing supports for stainless steel plates between the escalator and the wall at escalator Wellway Two….

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East Side Access - 06-28-19

ESA Progress Photos

By | East Side Access

MANHATTAN WORK 1. Track work in the Manhattan tunnels leading into the new LIRR Terminal beneath Grand Central. 2. Pouring concrete for a newly graded sidewalk at the northern end of the LIRR concourse. QUEENS WORK 3. Backfilling soil for a power substation in the future Mid-Day Storage Yard. 4….

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