MTA Gives Sneak Peek of Progress on LIRR Extension Deep Under Grand Central Terminal

The long-running Long Island Rail Road project to add eight tracks 150-feet deep under Grand Central Terminal is about 60% complete according to the MTA.

If the project stays on track, Long Island Rail Road riders will be able to hop on and off their train at Grand Central by December 2022. The project, which costs $10.178 billion, is adding eight tracks and a 350,000 square-foot passenger concourse below Grand Central. Once complete, the MTA says the LIRR access will save thousands of commuters 30-40 minutes of travel time, reduce crowding at Penn Station and provide a quicker route to JFK.

The LIRR will eventually serve an estimated 162,000 riders daily through Grand Central, according to the MTA.

Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler
Photo: Bess Adler

via Metro

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