East Side Access
A One-Seat Ride from Long Island to Grand Central Terminal
The first expansion of the LIRR in over 100 years, East Side Access is the largest transportation project in the country, and will provide LIRR customers with a one-seat ride to a new station beneath Grand Central Terminal. Commuters heading to the east side will save up to 40 minutes on their daily commute and those heading to Penn Station will enjoy a less crowded, more comfortable ride.
East Side Access is the most fundamental reshaping of our region since Penn Station opened in 1910. That mega-project essentially gave birth to Long Island as we know it.
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East Side Access Facts
$8.24 Billion Project
New 8 Track LIRR Terminal at Grand Central Terminal
22,000 square feet of new retail space
46 escalators and 13 elevators
Revenue service to begin August 2019